Olives New Zealand


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

2018 Conference and NZ EVOO Awards Dinner Story Book

October 15, 2018

To see the story book from 2018 Conference and the NZ EVOO Awards Dinner see here 2018 Conference and NZ EVOO Awards Story Book...Read more

2018 NZ EVOO Awards – Best Label

October 15, 2018

The results of the 2018 NZ EVOO Best Label Awards are here Best Label – Judges Comments To view the short list Best Label Presentation-judging...Read more

Food Safety – National Programme Registration

July 5, 2018

Members will be aware that Olives NZ has been working with MPI since April 2017 about the National Programme 1 for growers and exemption from the one aspect of National Programme 3 that is packaging. This is so that members would only need to apply...Read more

Olive Oil the New Zealand Way – new book

May 9, 2018

Told with candour and humour, Olive Oil the New Zealand Way is part inspirational memoir, part case study in how to make a go of lifestyle farming — and a must-read for anyone nuts enough to give growing olives in the New Zealand situation a go...Read more

New Zealand shines in 2018 International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competitions

April 30, 2018

New York International Olive Oil Competition In front of a packed house at the International Culinary Centre Theatre in New York City Thursday evening EST, Curtis Cord, president of the New York International Olive Oil Competition, flanked by his...Read more

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