Archive for the 'Australia | NZ' Category

28 Apr

Australia: Timbercorp olive harvest goes ahead

Harvesting is going ahead at one of the largest olive groves in the world, owned by Timbercorp. The grove, at Boort in central Central Victoria, is one of the properties the company had trouble selling, before placing itself into voluntary administration. Will Pattison, who works as a contract harvester at the grove, says it makes […]

20 Apr

Olives NZ step downs welcomed

By Blair Ensor, The New Zealand olive oil industry’s governing body has imploded in the wake of a controversial choice for the nation’s best-in-show olive oil award. Four executive members of Olives New Zealand, including the president, have resigned in the fallout from a meeting held to thrash out concerns surrounding the awards. The body […]

05 Apr

Australia: Good oil goes big at Boort

By Sandra Godwin, ONE of the world’s biggest single-site olive groves opened the gates to visitors last week to celebrate being named Olive Grower of the Year. Timbercorp’s 2777ha grove at Boort, managed by Boundary Bend Estate, was recognised by the Australian Olive Association for pioneering the production of quality olive oil on a large […]

02 Apr

Olive Leaf Australia extracting healthy growth

By Alex Tilbury, There’s an olive grove in Coominya, near Wivenhoe Dam, with 550,000 trees in it producing an Olive Leaf Extract that’s a global hot seller, in Australia alone, $1 million in product is sold every month. A powerful antioxidant, 400 % more potent than vitamin C, the extract has many benefits for health […]

24 Mar

Bumper olive harvest expected in Western Australia

The Department of Food and Agriculture is predicting this year’s olive harvest will be one of the best in years. Harvesting near Dongara began at the weekend and will move further south to Gingin before wrapping up around June and July. The department’s Dick Taylor says production is expected to rise by 3,000 tonnes to […]