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My yiayia, the Greek widow and a journey into the grieving process

Like most third-generation Greek children growing up in Australia, Dr Georgia Rowley Panagiotopoulos was raised in a Greek family environment with her grandparents ever-present in her daily life, back in …

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An Olympic Airways jet has been sitting in an Oregon forest since 2012

An Olympic Airways Boeing 727 has since 2012 been sitting in the middle of a forest in Oregon, where its now owner has turned it into an unconventional home. Retired …

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Greek Australian pensioners frustrated by delays in payments from Greece

Dealing with services and institutions from Greece has always been a challenge, but many Greek Australians are finding the experience more frustrating than ever. A large number of Greek pension …

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Bicultural dilemma: Should I stay or should I go?

Pagona (Peggy) Papakosta was still in her mid-twenties when she thought she had met the man of her dreams. Working in Athens and the Greek islands, the young hairdresser fell …

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Happy Birthday Neos Kosmos! 62 years of serving the community

It was on 13 February 1957, on Dimitri Gogos’ 26th birthday, that Neos Kosmos circulated for the first time. This birthday gift of the young founder to himself and to …

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Papastergiadis meets Pavlopoulos

The third edition of ‘Nostos – Return to the Roots’ forum is under way and its host had the chance to talk about it with the President of the Hellenic …

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Terens Quick sends message to the Diaspora, on the occasion of International day of Greek language

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Terens Quick sent a message to the Greek diaspora, on the occasion of the second celebration of International Greek language day. In his message, Mr …

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A mother’s plight: finding a solution when school fees for migrant children are too high

The story of Eleni Tsampouri, a recent migrant from Greece and her two children – on one level – demonstrates the culture of indifference amongst political elites to the plight …

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Greeks living abroad may vote for three MPs in Greek elections

The leftist SYRIZA government in Greece is seeking to change the rules to allow the right-wing Independent Greeks (ANEL) party to maintain its parliamentary group. The party can have a …

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Sculptor announced for George Treloar memorial

The realization of the dream of many of Melbourne’s Hellenic community took a step closer with an announcement held in Ballarat recently. Members of Melbourne’s George Treloar Melbourne Committee travelled …

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