Archive for the 'Australia | NZ' Category

14 Mar

Olive oil is voted best in Australia

By Callum Jones, Olive farming is not usually associated with Northampton, but one resident has received national recognition in Australia for producing an award-winning olive oil. Chris Perkins, aged 59, of Kingsthorpe, was brought up in an agricultural family in the Australian state of Victoria but came back to England when he was a teenager. […]

04 Mar

Liquid Olive leaf extract makes European debut in UK

By Shane Starling, Australian olive leaf extract pioneer, Olive Products Australia (OPA), has gained a European-first distribution deal in the UK for its high-antioxidant liquid supplement. While olive leaf extracts already exist on the European market – predominantly in cosmeceutical formulations as well as teas and pill-form food supplements – OPA’s offering is one of […]

07 Feb

Australia, Victoria expects bumper olive crop

Western Victorian olive groves will yield 1000 per cent more than last year. Drought in 2007 meant fruit couldn’t set on the trees. Grove owner Deirdre Baum, from Laharum, says this season the trees are healthy and bearing fruit because of timely rain. “This year, the trees have had bit of rain at the critical […]

16 Jan

Rylstone olive producer nabs contracts on ‘best trade trip’

A Rylstone olive producer says he is on his best trade trip to the United States and has gained contracts from his stand at a San Diego speciality food fair. Nicholas Bentivoglio is in the US showcasing his Rylstone organic olive oil to more than 16,000 buyers as one of 40 Australian producers at the […]

20 Dec

Summer storms decimate Australian olive groves

Severe summer storms are rolling across the southern and eastern states, in what is being tipped as one of the biggest weather fronts this year. In South Australia, olive growers near Pinaroo, in South Australia’s Mallee, have sustained considerable losses, and set their crops back at least two years. Manager of Barkworth Olive Grove, Ken […]