About Evelyn Karatzas

Evelyn Karatzas has had a passion for storytelling from a young age, when she developed an interest in anything creative- like making her own magazines & travel journals, and writing her own music, poetry and stories.

As an early career journalist, and recent graduate from UC with a degree in Journalism, majoring in creative writing, Evelyn wanted to pursue her love for story telling by writing about her hobbies & interests, whilst connecting with other people and sharing their stories.

Being proud of her Greek culture, Evelyn loves to write about anything multicultural, as well as keeping up with any events, festivals, concerts and entertainment going on around her. If she’s not writing about it, she’s the first one there at any event!

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“I wanted to make it bigger”: how a small grocery store became Gungahlin’s first fresh food market
Gungahlin's new home for fresh food and produce has officially opened. Gungahlin Fresh Food Market part-owner Ahmadullah Sadi said the market opened to accommodate Gungahlin residents with fresh food and produce without travelling far. "We decided to open the market as there is no fresh fish market in the Gungahlin area," Mr Sadi said. "There are also a lot of...
Wheelie big bin collection changes are on their way
Bin collection days are changing for more than a dozen suburbs across the ACT to create more efficient garbage collection services. The ACT Government says the changes will address Canberra's current and future growth, and improve the coordination of routes for collection vehicles. The changes will come into effect from Monday, 13 June. READ ALSO: Territory government grapples with how...
Bird-spotters needed to help bring Gang-gangs back from the brink
Calling all bird enthusiasts. Researchers need your help to spot one of the nation's most iconic, yet threatened bird species – the Gang-gang cockatoo. Canberra woodland bird specialist Dr Laura Rayner has spent the past 10 years researching the endangered Australian bird. Statistics show there's been a 69 per cent decline in the species since the turn of the century....
Canberra’s Xanthe Campbell finds her semi-final Voice with Rita Ora
When Xanthe Campbell auditioned for The Voice, she never imagined she'd make it as far as the semi-finals. The Canberran's journey began when her performance in the blind audition prompted two of the judges to spin their chairs, leading to her being mentored by British singer-songwriter Rita Ora throughout the season. The 17-year-old has now been selected as one of Rita's...
Five minutes with Laura Dale, The ‘G’ Spot
Who is Laura Dale?: I am the head chef and operator of The G Spot food van in Gungahlin. Best recent dining experience: RAKU, hands down! That place never fails to impress me. Favourite cuisine: I'd say Asian cuisine would definitely be my favourite, particularly Japanese food. I have visited Japan multiple times, too! Most embarrassing pantry item: Mi Goreng. It's legit the...
Time to nominate outstanding emergency services workers for Rotary awards
Canberrans are urged to nominate emergency services personnel who go above and beyond the call of duty as the Rotary Clubs of ACT Emergency Services Community Awards (RESCA) open for 2022. Now in its fifth year in the ACT, the Awards aim to publicly thank our emergency services personnel for their outstanding community service. Judges assess three key criteria during...
Patient safety at heart of new prescription monitoring service
The ACT Government has launched a real-time prescription monitoring system to reduce overuse and misuse of prescription medicines. The newly-enforced system, Canberra Script, will allow medical practitioners to examine patients' drug history prior to prescribing and dispensing their medication. ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith said she wanted to enforce harm minimisation wherever possible and reduce the burden of drugs on...
From Athens to Gungahlin, Yiayia’s Bakery to deliver the flavours of Greece
Father and son duo John and Theoklitos Anousas claim they will be opening Canberra's first Greek bakery and patisserie when they throw open the doors to Yiayia's Bakery on 28 February. John and Theoklitos have teamed up with former Supabarn owner Eric Koundouris to bring the taste of Greece to Gungahlin. It's been a long time coming, with the new...
Another farmers market springs up in Canberra
Another farmers market is about to open in Canberra, this time in Federation Square at Gold Creek Village. Blair Lewis, tenant and owner of Pure Holistic Hair at Gold Creek Village, regularly attends the Farmers Markets in Phillip every Sunday morning. After noticing big chain supermarkets running out of fruit and vegetables, she wondered how much fresh produce from farmers went...