Archive for the 'Australia | NZ' Category

21 Nov

Australia: Olea sells off olive assets in $18m deal

Struggling olive producer and marketer Olea Australis last night unveiled an $18.75 million deal to sell most of its flagship Dandaragan olive business to investment scheme giant Great Southern. Olea, which last year restructured its relationship with investors in its olive managed investment schemes, said the sale included the Dandaragan olive groves, buildings and processing […]

14 Nov

Boundary Bend vying for the title of Australia’s top farm exporter

By Martin Watters, A LARA-based olive oil giant could become Australia’s top farm exporter eights months on from bracing for a potential $5 million disaster. Boundary Bend limited is an agribusiness national finalist at this year’s Australian Export Awards after recently clinching the Victorian title. The firm was Australia’s largest extra virgin olive oil supplier […]

06 Nov

Passion for olives reaps success

When Prue and Grahame Taylor were searching for a retirement hobby 12 years ago, they found their answer in olives. By Melanie Allan, The pair sold their successful textiles importing business in 1997 and threw themselves into their next venture. The idea of planting olive trees on their four hectare plot on Waiheke Island stemmed […]

06 Nov

Victorian olive oil company makes splash

By Britt Smith, A VICTORIAN olive oil company with a Lara estate has won the gong for best exporter at the NAB Agribusiness Awards for Excellence. Boundary Bend Limited trumped four other finalists, dominating across all categories including quality of marketing plan, product development and profitable entry into a new market. Boundary Bend’s chairman Rob […]

30 Oct

Investors sought for olive mine site project

An initiative which works to regenerate contaminated mining land by planting olive groves could spread to disused mine sites around the world. Broken Hill’s Gourmet Products cooperative, in far western New South Wales, is currently calling for investors and has lodged a patent on the regenerating properties of the olive groves which until now has […]