Chris Macheras' Old Vintage Melbourne discoveries are worth more than a thousand words

Under the pressures of the Melbourne lockdowns, a diamond was created in the form of an Instagram account which has now amassed over 85,000 followers, including the likes of Aussie superstar Kylie Minogue. Industrial relations lawyer, artist and self proclaimed history enthusiast Chris Macheras began sifting through photographic archives and uncovering a Melbourne that felt foreign yet familiar all wrapped in one.

Rolling with the punches: Q&A with boxer Terry Nickolas

In the decade and a half that he’s been wearing the boxing gloves, Terry Nickolas has made quite the name for himself in Australian boxing. The now 28-year-old from Adelaide made his way to the 2018 Commonwealth Game representing Australia and while the journey to the big ring is definitely credit to his determination and perseverance, a little star power behind him also helped give him an extra nudge. “Friends come and go, but throughout my boxing career one of the best friends I’ve had is Ge

Setting sights on Greece: Q&A with basketballer Nic Pozoglou

Out in Western Sydney almost two decades ago, a young Nic Pozoglou picked up a basketball in a town where rugby league was favoured. The now 25-year-old has since gone on to travel all over Australia, joining the country’s top basketball league. Pozoglou’s 2021 season was spent with Perth’s Cockburn Cougars, where he was named the NBL1 West Defensive Player of the Year and also won the MVP award after averaging 17 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. Since the agent ended in August, the young ba

George Kambosos Jr talks family, fame and his upcoming million dollar fight against Teofimo Lopez

There’s been a lot of talk about Greek-Australian lightweight George ‘Ferocious’ Kambosos Jr (19-0) recently, namely due to his upcoming fight against undefeated unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez. The fight has been postponed numerous times, marred by hosting rights debacles and a positive COVID-19 case, but now, after six postponements, the date has been set for 27 November at the Hulu Theatre in New York.

One small step for motorsport, one giant leap for womankind: Krystina Emmanouilides on making motorsport more accessible for all

From Melbourne’s outer city suburbs, to Oxford and now Zurich, Krystina Emmanouilides has been making her mark, taking steps to creating a more inclusive world. Ms Emmanouilides is Computational Fluid Dynamics Development Engineer with the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN F1 Team and has been living in Zurich for the last three years. Last week, the team took to the Turkish Grand Prix, coming in 11th place.

The "Infinite Affection" that is passing down traditions through generations

Had the Melbourne lockdown not put a stop to plans, 23-year-old Luke Macaronas and 67-year-old Christos Konstantinides would having been bumping in their Melbourne Fringe Festival show Infinite Affection | Άπειρη Στοργή [Part 1] at the Pontian Community Club in Brunswick. As fate would have it, they have had to shift their piece of art to an online platform, but with a twist. As a passionate dancer and theatre maker, Mr Macaronas was not going to skimp on the finer details.

Power and poise: Q&A with Greece's and Cessnock Goannas' Robert Tuliatu

Robert Tuliatu is the ultimate amalgamation of Greek and Samoan poise and power. Born to a mother with Cretan heritage, and a Samoan father means that the 25-year-old rugby league athlete is full of fiery passion and resilience. “My parents gave me the opportunities that I have now and pushed me to get an education and made me sort of as balanced as I could possibly be and knowing that not one thing is going to give you a whole meaning in your life. You need to balance things out,” he told Neos

The hidden costs of losing gigs: Greek-Australian musicians still left searching for support

It is no secret that the Australian music industry has been dug a grave due to ongoing COVID-19 lockdowns, with many workers in the industry ineligible for JobKeeper support which ended in late March. Melbourne and Sydney based artists are still feeling the pinch, since cases have continued to grow for the better part of the last two months. It has become near impossible for artists and others involved in gig operations across the country to plan any tours or shows ahead of time due to border

Kicking it to the man: Q&A with karateka Marianna Sampani

Marianna Sampani has already made a name for herself out on the tatami mats across the world. The trajectory of her life changed as a child, when a friend invited her along to a karate class. Since then, the now 20-year-old has not let up her dream of becoming one of the best karatekas in the world. “A lot of people tend to think that once you get your black belt, that’s it, but you really get into it after you get your black belt. I feel like it’s only just started for me. I was ten when I fi

Stephanie Martinez's creative Cypriot flare and Bunnings dates landed her on "Making it"

Some parents dread the idea of their children bringing home a paper mâché school project they have to complete, but to Stephanie Martinez, its just another normal day. Ms Martinez is one of 13 talented ‘Makers’ pining for a shot at a $100,000 grand prize on Channel 10’s new DIY competition Making It Australia. Contestants will undertake a series of challenges that will showcase their artistic genius, unique skills and passion for their craft. “I like to do anything and everything because there

Brains and brawn: Maria Alexiadis OAM is a powerhouse package

When Maria Alexiadis OAM first stepped foot into the dojo at the age of 12, she could have never imagined that it would take her across the world and score her an Order of Australia medal. “I was never meant to start karate. My brother, sister, dad and I used to watch martial arts movies with Bruce Lee in them…My brother wanted to be Bruce Lee and there was a karate school up the road in the area,” she told Neos Kosmos. “Dad took the three of us along to enrol my brother into karate and the in

From spectator to centre stage, TIA is Australia's RnB rising star

TIA was destined to find her way to the stage, after years of sitting in the crowd watching her pappou play the bouzouki at events and festivals. “My pappou, George Bouras, was always quite big in the Greek scene so I just grew up with music all around me since I was little. We’d go watch him play at the festivals and I guess that subconsciously had a big impact on me because I just grew to love music and then I started singing lessons when I was 11."
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