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Cyprus sailing hero to be welcomed in Melbourne ahead of Olympics

A commemorative stamp has been issued for his 2012 Olympic exploits and, no wonder, because Pavlos Kontides has put Cyprus on the map and now the Cypriot community of Melbourne …

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Greek granny power to defeat the blaze

Lina (Pashalina) Belios is just your average Greek yiayia, who has lived in Australia for the past 50 years. A seamstress before retirement, she called up our offices at Neos …

Features

Greek matriarch reaches major milestone in a long life

She turned 99 this month and Eleni Xydias  has big progeny to sing her praises: Six children, 17 grandchildren, 28 greatgrandchildren, and three great great grandchildren and a several lifetimes …

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She is 80 and she still nurses her vocation to help others

She is 80 and her zest for life is undimmed. The eyes are bright and miss very little and the wisdom of years tempers the energy  that sparkles from that …

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Doctor explains the impact the fires have had on our health

In recent days, even people far away from the fires have been impacted by the smoke. Vicki Kotsirilos AM, a practising general practitioner, has been inundated with patients suffering from …

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Penny Marathon gears up to raise funds for animals affected by Australia’s bushfires

A Greek animal rights group has organised an Australia Bazaar to raise funds for  animals affected by Australia’s ongoing bushfires. The Penny Marathon has organised the sale of items created …

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Greek Australian couple on Kangaroo Island invite tourists to return to areas unaffected by fires

Con Belios and Helen Ioannou left their careers as a graphic designer and maths teacher in Melbourne to run the Kingscote Tourist Park on Kangaroo Island 12 years ago. “It …

Life

Melbourne eatery launches limited-edition ‘Tsitsipas Souvlaki’ to raise money for bushfire victims

No need to smash an ace to contribute to the bushfire relief fundraising drive. For the duration of the Australian Open to 2 February, a Melbourne eatery will be donating …

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Finally, rain in Australia… but it’s a ‘double edged sword’

Desperately needed rain is falling across the city of Melbourne after a day of smoke haze, however there are fears that the much-needed rain may be a ‘double edged sword’ …

Remembering Aboriginal Australians ahead of Australia Day

The Day of Mourning, a protest held by Aboriginal Australians on 26 January, first began in 1938. Since then, the anniversary of the arrival of the first fleet of British …