Olives New Zealand


New Zealand takes SEVEN Gold at New York!

May 12, 2020

The results of the 2020 New York International Olive Oil Competition have been released. This is arguably the most prestigious competition in the world and this year attracted 900 entries from 26 countries. This year 396 Gold and 188 Silver medals...Read more

COVID- 19 National Alert Level 3

April 25, 2020

As from midnight 27 April 2020 New Zealand moves from National Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3 in response to COVID-19. Moving to Alert Level 3 means that all horticulture activities can resume, as long as the same strict health and safety practices...Read more

Focus Grove Project -Organic Approach

April 23, 2020

Many thanks to the Australian Olive Association for their permission to make the following article, originally published in the March 2020 issue of the Australian & New Zealand Olivegrower and Processor magazine, available. NZ Focus Grove...Read more

Great article on the Focus Grove Project

November 27, 2019

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/117740522/growers-more-than-double-olive-production-with-new-techniques?cid=app-android&fbclid=IwAR2yWJXZ2m8Sph-weZjShCeGSa1C9bZ0RJOaXd43UlWy_Pf3iNLbPuJKpH4...Read more

2019 NZ EVOO Awards – Story Book

October 15, 2019

To see photos of the 2019 NZ EVOO Awards, Judging, Judge’s Tour and the Awards Dinner, click here 2019 NZ EVOO Awards Story Book...Read more

New Zealand’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards – Top Honours Announced

October 14, 2019

Winners in New Zealand’s most prestigious competition for olive oil were announced last night at a formal dinner held in Wellington. The New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Awards are run by Olives New Zealand, the national organisation for olive oil...Read more

2019 New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards

July 11, 2019

Once again Olives New Zealand has an excellent judging panel for 2019.  Head Judge is Dr Agusti J, Romero from Spain. From Australia – Helen Taylor (former Australian Panel Leader) and Dr Soumi Paul Mukhopadhyay (DPI’s Sensory and...Read more

Exploding the myth – N Z Extra Virgin Olive Oil is an ideal frying oil

June 12, 2019

The following paper was published in the June/July 2019 Food New Zealand. It is based on research by Laurence Eyres, Marie Wong, Selee Cho and Mike Cundy. Exploding the myth...Read more

New Zealand EVOO does it again in New York

May 15, 2019

World beating Wairarapa olive oil Loopline Picholene takes New York...Read more

CODEX Draft revision to the Standard for olive oils and olive pomace oil

November 13, 2018

The Food Safety team at MPI has provided Olives NZ with the draft Codex document covering proposed revisions to the CODEX Standard for Olive Oils and Olive Pomace and have invited comments from both Olives NZ and members. MPI requires comments by...Read more

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