Archive for the 'Australia | NZ' Category

17 Aug

Dwarda Ridge top of West Australian olive table

Dwarda Ridge Estate of Boddington won the Best WA Table Olive and Don Vica Pty Ltd of Fremantle won the Best of Show in the 2008 West Australian Olive Council (WAOC) Table Olive Competition. Commenting at an awards function yesterday at Edgecombe Brothers Winery, Henley Brook, chief Judge and chair of the judging panel, Professor […]

08 Aug

Australia: Here’s the good oil on olives

By Mark Logan, The Mediterranean diet, which includes copious amounts of olive oil, is well known for its health benefits but that is not why retired physician John Milla, and his wife Lorraine, took to planting olive trees at Abilene Grove 13 years ago. An avid tree planter, Mr Milla was initially interested in the […]

07 Aug

Australian Olive growers move to lift quality

By Phil Thomson, (from release) The Australian Olive Association (AOA) has signed off on an industry code of practice to promote quality, authenticity and confidence in the Australian olive industry. The code aims to provide security and confidence to consumers and investors in Australia and overseas by providing certification that Australian olive products meet high […]

30 Jul

New code of practice for Australian olive producers

A code of practice is being drawn up for table olives to guarantee the authenticity and quality of Australian table olives and distinguish them from imported products. The AOA Table Olive Subcommittee has been working with Food Standards Australia & New Zealand (FSANZ) to draft the code specifically for table olives. This code will adopt […]

28 Jul

Grower trials unusual frost protector

Spraying olive trees with a natural product from sugar beet has successfully stopped some varieties of olive trees in the South Island being knocked by frosts. Alex Houliston, head of science at Christchurch Girls’ High School, took a year off teaching high school to study the frost problem in his own orchard. Some olive orchards […]