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2017 NZ EVOO Awards

April 29, 2017

The Judging Panel for the 2017 NZ EVOO Awards has been confirmed as follows. HEAD JUDGE: Dr. Giuseppe Di Lecce – Italy  Dr. Giuseppe Di Lecce is a Food Technologist and in 2009 received a Ph.D. in Food and Health. He worked as...Read more

2016 NZ EVOO Awards Story Book

October 23, 2016

You can see photographs from the 2016 NZ EVOO Awards Dinner held at the Grand Hall Parliament here. 2016-awards-dinner-story-book...Read more

Results announced for NZ EVOO Awards

October 19, 2016

Winners in New Zealand’s most prestigious competition for olive oil were announced on Saturday 15 October at a formal dinner held at Parliament in Wellington and hosted by MP Paul Foster-Bell. Robinsons Bay Olives from Akaroa took out the 2016...Read more


September 28, 2016

There have been 101 registrations for the 2016 NZ EVOO Awards Dinner which means this event is SOLD OUT. Remember dress code is SMART please!...Read more

Record Entry for NZ EVOO Awards – updated

September 19, 2016

A record entry of 138 has been received for the 2016 NZ EVOO Awards – 119 EVOO and 19 Flavoured! The international judges are Reni Hildenbrand from South Africa, Georges Feghali from Lebanon, Robert Harris from Germany/Australia, Debbie Worgan...Read more

Olives NZ Conference 2016

August 18, 2016

The Olives NZ Conference is scheduled for Saturday 15th October, with the NZ EVOO Awards Dinner  on the Saturday evening and followed by an Assessment Seminar on the Sunday, run by our international Head Judge Reni Hildenbrand from South Africa...Read more

Assessment Seminar – Wellington Sunday 16 October

June 30, 2016

Reni Hildenbrand from South Africa and Head Judge for the 2016 NZ EVOO Awards will run an Assessment Seminar in Wellington on Sunday 16 October. Given Reni’s background and experience, this seminar will be two-fold. Firstly it will involve blind...Read more

2016 New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards – Judging Panel announced

June 30, 2016

2016 marks 15 years since the first NZ EVOO Awards in 2001. Once again, Olives NZ has been able to assemble an excellent panel of judges all trained to IOC standard and with excellent backgrounds in assessing and judging olive oil. No other oil...Read more

Italian Chamber of Commerce celebrates NZ EVOO

May 16, 2016

The Italian Chamber of Commerce celebrated NZ EVOO in its May 2016 newsletter with information about our success in international awards, the NZ EVOO Awards and the 2016 NZ EVOO Awards Judging Panel. Plus they have a great day planned to visit the...Read more

MPI approves funding for Focus Grove Project

April 18, 2016

Olives New Zealand is delighted to advise that MPI has approved funding for the Focus Grove Project under the Sustainable Farming Fund. The project officially starts on 1st July 2016 but members will be aware that Olives NZ was able to arrange...Read more

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