Archive for the 'Australia | NZ' Category

06 Jun

Fair exports discussed at olive industry meeting

By Melinda, The international olive industry is one step closer to implementing regulations that will support fair exports and consumers interest. The step follows a hot topic session coordinated by the Australian Olive Association (AOA) at the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) annual meeting held in Seattle, USA, on 20 May. Paul Miller, president of […]

01 Jun

Australian Olives bear fruit in Victoria

Consumers may pay less for Australian olive oil after a bumper Victorian olive harvest. There was no harvest in many Victorian olive groves last year because of the drought. Olive grower Richard Baum says a third of his trees will provide enough product to supply his markets. “Probably the good news for consumers is that, […]

01 Jun

Australian Olive theives have strike again

Olive thieves struck again. The Amenduni Australian Olive Expo’s grove holds 200 olive trees, all of which have been stripped of their fruits due to be harvested before the October display. The Hunter Valley, NSW, has also been hit recently. The ACT grove is surrounded by security fences, which are more than one-metre high and […]

28 May

200 tonnes of Marlborough olives head to the press

By Rachel Young, Harvest has started, but not as many in Marlborough know it this time it is the olives that are being gathered. The Marlborough olive press started up on Monday and already is expected to press more than 200 tonnes of olives over the next month, with 71 different people already having booked […]

27 May

Bug takes heavy toll on Australian olive growers

A number of olive groves in the Lower Hunter have nothing to harvest this year because of widespread damage from the olive lace bug. Mike Wilson from the Hunter Olive Growers Association says the weather this year has been a major factor in the spread of the bug, which he estimates has destroyed at least […]