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Zoe Thomaidou

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‘At the edge of personalised medicine’: ANU’s Dr Athanasopoulos explains lupus gene discovery

Lupus, like many autoimmune diseases, can slip under your radar if your family is not impacted by it. But for the estimated 1 in every 1,000 Australians affected, news of …

Life

Olympia Valance to return as Paige Smith for Neighbours finale

As much as the bombshell news dropped in February about ‘Neighbours’ left fans disappointed, farewelling Australia’s longest-running soap calls for a worthy send off. Neos Kosmos can now reveal that …

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Number of Greek churches burgled rises but bishop cautions to ‘avoid judgment’

Some of Melbourne’s Greek Orthodox churches will be going the extra mile to make parishioners feel safe during the Holy week, following a series of burglaries. According to a Greek …

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You know those uncomfortable truths about fathers and sons? ‘Anathema’ airs them out

March 2022 has been special for Ange Arabatzis. It marked day four of shooting his first ever feature film. Two years after day three. But even before the pandemic hiatus, …

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Wanted: Visionary to revive ancient Greek amphitheatre. Melbourne applicants only.

Picture this. A Melbourne summer night spent by the river amidst trees, watching ancient Greek classics. Let’s make the scenario a bit more specific. You have the option for a …

Life

It’s homecoming time for VASSY, as the Greek Darwin girl tops the charts

Vassy Karagiorgos does not hesitate when asked if she is ready to re-establish her base Down Under. “You can take the girl out of Australia, but you can’t take Australia …

Life

Sisters on a mission to ‘put Mani on the map’ through family olive oil

A Greek pantry never runs out of olive oil. But the Melbourne home of Katianna and Yianna Velos has always placed an extra prerequisite for the staple’s supply: that it …

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‘Ready to respond’: Greek community mobilises to help flood-affected in Brisbane

In the wake of flooding events across Australia’s east coast that proved far more catastrophic than predicted, preparations are already underway in Brisbane’s Greek community for an organised outreach to …

Life

Theatre premiere shines under ideal setting at ‘saved’ Fairfield Amphitheatre

It was the first event taking place at the Fairfield Amphitheatre since it was granted Heritage Protection. And community response was no short of enthusiastic manifesting in sold-out attendance. “I …

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Yiayia’s 1968 Patris story, and beyond, unearthed in Melbourne reunion

When I met Kleopatra Mpantisouli on our shared flight from Greece to Australia, I felt instantly grateful. She came across as having a calming, relaxed presence; the perfect stranger distraction …

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