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Mai Maddisson: Our past and present are but one!

What do you do for a living and what role does “Art” play in your life?    Occupation wise I am a family doctor and I work about 60% time at present but I am planning to slow down gradually even more. My main interest lies in emotional trauma and particularly childhood memory. I do […]

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Run in family Husband and wife to race together in China

  Lilian, a 33year old Estonian from West Virumaa has lived in Australia since 1999. A year after she arrived in Australia she started training in a gym and participated in the City to Surf run. From that moment she dedicated herself to sport. Her chosen sports were running, cycling and swimming ie the triathlon.  […]

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Vappu party a success‏

Two questions to Tero Holopainen, President of the Finnish Society of Sydney 1) How important is Vappu for Finnish people in Australia, and are you celebrating it regularly here?   Celebrating Vappu is one of those few things that reminds us Finns of home, as it is something that everyone in Finland celebrates. In Finland […]

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Another win for Estonian women bowlers!

Inspired by reading the article in Meie Kodu on 23 March, I , Anne Richardson ( nee Silting) felt it important to let the Estonian community know that there is another Eestlanna who is inspired by the game of bowls and doing quite well – for a novice – compared to Riina. I actually thought […]

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Eestlanna is Champion of Champions

Riina Bradbrook (nee Saral) won the Women’s Singles competition at the Australian National Lawn Bowls Champion of Champions Titles contested in North Launceston, Tasmania in November 2010. The win capped off a very successful year in which she also won the Holdfast Bay Club Singles, Metro Singles, South Australian State Singles and South Australian Champion […]

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Esto Pub Night 18 – Adelaide Friday July 8, 2011

In Adelaide we are getting back to basics! We are proud to announce that we are featuring a member of our Estonian community who has formed a fantastic successful band. Miles Sly and Yass have agreed to play for us at Esto Pub Night and we are all looking forward to our most exciting evening […]

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Now is a perfect time to subscribe to MEIE KODU‏

 Dear fellow Australian Estonian, My name is Aune Vetik and I’m the new chief editor of Meie Kodu, the only nation-wide Estonian weekly in Australia and NZ. I’m happy to tell you that Meie Kodu is entering a new, exciting phase in it’s glorious 62-year history. We now have… – more local content, – […]

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Aussies hot for ice hockey first

IT’S like the bobsled movie Cool Runnings, but on skates. Australia’s elite female ice hockey players are preparing to take on the world’s best in the middle of a scorching summer heatwave, hitting the ice while the temperature outside reaches almost 40C. Despite barely figuring on the Australian sporting radar and living in a climate more suited to surfing, the squad of 20 is hoping to […]

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Sõrve Suurpäev Review – A big day out

Our summer is hardly a quiet season.  The birds, the cicadas, the clash of waves on baking yellow sands, the tinny tones of radios oozing into the urban air, the singing antics of the Barmy Army, the rev of car engines paused behind red lights, the hum of air conditioners ‒ all are sound cues that the hot season is with us.  Another sound […]

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My Sõrve reflection

I have been going to Sõrve for the last ten years and it is a no-brainer as to why I keep going back year after year. I fi rst went to camp when I was seven years old thinking it was going to be scary and hard trying to fi t in with people I had never met before. But I couldn’t […]