Olives New Zealand


Olives New Zealand was formally established in 1996 to create the environment for the New Zealand Olive industry to produce premium quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil and olive products, and to market them successfully nationally and internationally.

Currently Olives New Zealand has approximately 200 members; olive growers, processors, suppliers and others just interested in the olive industry. Our olive growers vary in size from Hobby Groves of less than 100 trees to the commercial groves of 40,000 trees.

Mission Statement

To foster a healthy and positive environment for the New Zealand olive industry to be the best producer of premium quality extra virgin olive oil and olive products.


  1. To promote all aspects of the New Zealand olive industry.
  2. To set and maintain quality standards for New Zealand produced olive products.
  3. To promote and support quality research and development to assist in the creation of a sustainable New Zealand olive industry.
  4. To actively support an on-going consumer awareness programme to promote the benefits and create a preference for New Zealand olive products.
  5. To encourage an interchange of ideas and information amongst olive industry participants.
  6. To be a focal organisation which facilitates progressive direction for growers in the New Zealand olive industry.


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