Archive for the 'Australia | NZ' Category

16 Sep

Get good oil on Australian olives

The Australian Olive Association has signed off on an industry code of practice to provide consumers and investors in the industry with the knowledge they are buying a quality certified Australian product. In a world first, Australian products will be certified by undergoing an organoleptic (taste) and chemical test. In conjunction with the code, the […]

12 Sep

North East Victorian growers are exploring regional opportunities for branding olive oil.

By Kim Woods, Tree plantings have stabilised in the region, which produces up to 400,000 litres of oil a year, following a decade of rapid expansion. Those original trees are now reaching maturity and growers are searching for markets to soak up increased production. Corowa grower Paul Trevethan said the domestic market was saturated and […]

01 Sep

Join the judges at the Sydney Royal Olive Oil Competition

The Daily Telegraph is giving one lucky reader the exclusive opportunity to join the judging process at the Sydney Royal Olive Oil Competition on Monday 8th September 2008. Closed to the public, this is a special opportunity to experience the best of the best in Australian Olive Oil production and learn what goes into making […]

01 Sep

Australia:Qld triples olive leaf extract exports to Korea

A Queensland company has found global success exporting unique olive leaf products to Korea’s burgeoning natural medicine and equine industries. Coominya-based company Olive Leaf Australia has tripled its already significant health supplement exports to Korea in the last 12 months. The company’s Olive Leaf Extract is predominantly for use by natural medicine practitioners and their […]

19 Aug

Australian Olive growers suffer bug setback

Olive growers say crop losses from an infestation of olive lace bugs and fungal disease are worse than first thought, with yields down by about 50 per cent. The Hunter Olive Association‘s vice-president, Mike Wilson, says about 450 tonnes of olives were processed for oil this year, down from 880 tonnes in 2007. There was […]