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New Theory on What Killed Alexander the Great

The untimely death of Alexander the Great, on June 10, 323 B.C. in Babylon, has long been a topic of hot debate by historians. The leading theories as to what killed the 33-year-old warrior — infection, alcoholism or murder— still...

Kiwi Veteran Returns to Remember 1941 Battle of Crete

A 97-year-old war veteran from New Zealand who fought against the Nazi forces in Crete in 1941 is making an emotional journey back to the Greek island. Anthony Madden, a father-of-three from Hawke's Bay in the North Island, was also shot...

New Zealand Veteran of Anti-Nazi Campaign in Greece Haddon Donald Dies

New Zealand former National MP and Second World War veteran Haddon Donald has died in Masterton at the age of 101. He was the oldest living former New Zealand Member of Parliament, and at the time of his death, was...

Greek Food Brings Comfort to Post-Earthquake Christchurch

By Con Stamocostas Two brothers whose much-loved Greek-food business was among the first to rebuild after a devastating earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand, are on the move. Dimitri’s Greek Food Caravan -- a long-standing fixture in Christchurch -- will soon be...

Ancient Greek Artifacts Undergo 3D Printing in New Zealand University

  The use of 3-D printing technologies in Victoria University of Wellington's Classics Museum has students using ancient Greek artefacts the way they were intended—from interacting with 3-D printed ancient objects to designing their own amphorae (storage jars). Dr Diana Burton,...

The Soap Opera Continues as Plans to Evict Greek Orthodox Priest and Family are Put on Hold

In Auckland's small Greek community a drama has been playing out for some time. It all started last August when a vote at the Hellenic Community's Annual General Meeting resulted in deciding to evict Father Paul Patitsas and his family...

Melbourne Celebrates 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete

The Cretan Organization of Melbourne and Melbourne's Cretan Association, along with the help of the Cretan Federation of Australia and New Zealand and the coordinating council for the memory of the Battle of Crete, organized a series of events to...

New Zealand Students Sing ABBA in Ancient Greek [Video]

A team of students from the University of Auckland decided to remake the famous ABBA song “Mamma Mia” using ancient Greek lyrics. The students are members of the Classical Studies Association at the university and used their acquired knowledge of...

Greeks in New Zealand Enraged Over Greek Embassy Closing

Greeks living in New Zealand expressed their frustration over the decision to suspend the operation of the Greek Embassy in Wellington, as well as the Greek government’s failure to provide a salaried Consulate that can serve the needs of Greeks...

Greek Deputy Defense Minister Lays Wreath at ANZAC Memorial in Gallipoli

Deputy Defense Minister Costas Isychos represented Greece's government in the commemoration event at Gallipoli peninsula, Turkey, for the 100-year anniversary of the ANZAC landing. Isychos, who was accompanied by the Ambassador of Greece to Ankara Kyriakos Loukakis, laid a wreath to...