Archive for the 'Australia | NZ' Category

03 Jun

Hard year for olives

By Tessa Dornan COOL seasonal conditions in the South West have impacted on the olive industry with growers predicting a late harvest, smaller fruit and a reduced yield.

02 Jun

Northland olive oil makers have pipped the world’s elite at a respected US show.

By Brigid Lynch Mangawhai’s Te Arai Olive Estate won best in show and a fistful of gold at the 7th annual extra virgin olive oil competition at California’s Los Angeles County Fair. Raylee Campbell, who runs Te Arai with architect husband Colin, said winning four gold medals was stunning – “It’s beyond our wildest dreams.” […]

31 May

Northland olive oil wins top prize

A Northland olive oil has taken the top prize at the LA County Fair in the United States – one of the world’s biggest olive oil competitions.

25 May

Big Hunter olive crop predicted

It has been a bumper year for Hunter’s olive industry, which is expected to produce a record crop. The Upper and Lower Hunter now has more than 200,000 olive trees producing table fruit and oil. This year’s harvest will finish next week and vice-president of the Hunter Olive Association, Mike Wilson, says yields are likely […]

24 May

Olives add new dimension to economy

By Sarah Lee OLIVES are being picked across the Broke and Hambledon Hill areas in abundance confirming this year as the biggest and best harvest yet. Hunter Olive Association vice president Mike Wilson is very pleased with the outcome of harvest that began in February. While it was an early start to picking this year, […]