Olives New Zealand

Olives New Zealand Conference and NZ EVOO Awards Dinner

The 2018 Olives New Zealand Conference and the NZ EVOO Awards Dinner will be held at the Copthorne Solway Park on Saturday 13th October and will be preceded by the Wairarapa Focus Grove Field Day on Friday 12th October.

The Focus Grove Field Day will start off early Friday afternoon at Leafyridge Olives, which is the Focus Grove in the Wairarapa. There will also be time to visit River Grove which is also an exemplary olive grove and has a tree nursery and novel approach to managing birds. This will be followed by a BBQ, hosted by the Wairarapa Branch at River Grove.

Conference 2018 on Saturday 13th has the same title as the Olives New Zealand Sustainable Farming Fund Project – “Increasing the Market Share for NZ EVOO”. While the main focus will be the major report on the outcomes of the Focus Grove Project in addressing/maintaining grove productivity, there will also be presentations on the Argentinian olive industry, the longevity of EVOO and the formal report back on the Consumer Surveys. Following on from a bumper harvest in most regions the challenges are the opportunities to grow markets for NZ EVOO and maintaining the level of production to service the evolving markets.

Final registrations by Friday 28 September but if you want accommodation at the special rate negotiated you must register by Friday 14 September.

Full Conference Programme and Registration Form here
Conference 2018 Programme and Registration

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