Archive for the 'Australia | NZ' Category

05 Nov

Australian Olive producers to be hit with levy

Olive producers in South Australia will be hit with a levy to fund projects for the benefit of the industry, including promotion and research. Agriculture Minister Rory McEwen said the $6 a tonne levy was strongly supported by olive producers. “The olive industry is a growing contributor to economic development in the regional areas of […]

02 Nov

South Australian olive named Best Table Olive at national competition

Coriole Vineyards from South Australia was named ‘Best Table Olive’ of the Australian Table Olive competition announced at the 12th National Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards dinner held in Canberra. It was a second win in a row for Coriole Vineyards which was also awarded ‘Best Black Olive’ of the competition. Over 270 olive growers […]

30 Oct

Australian Awards proof it’s the good oil

By Sarah Leary, Photo Jason Hollister, ONE of the Australian North-West Coast’s oldest olive groves has proved its oil to be world class. Boutique Abbotsham company Cradle Coast Olives claimed silver and gold at this week’s Australian Olive Expo in Canberra for its line of Paragon oil. “We had a stall at the Tasmanian tasting […]

29 Oct

Australia: ACT region produces the good oil

Olive growers and distributors meeting in Canberra over the last two days believe that there is plenty of room for growth in the local industry. The Australian Olive Expo has heard it should be viable to produce a local extra virgin brand in and around the ACT. Australian Olive Association president Paul Miller says the […]

27 Oct

Australian olive industry gets a new identity

The Australian Olive Association is launching the olive industry’s new brand, Australian Extra Virgin. The Australian Extra Virgin brand aims at raising awareness and educating consumers about the health benefits, freshness and quality of Australian Extra Virgin olive oil. As part of this campaign, the Association has introduced a website, www.australianextravirgin.com.au, which features recipe ideas, […]