Australia / NZ

Dec. 22, 2021

Boundary Bend Co-Founder: Quality and Investment Are Key to Olive Oil’s Future

Rob McGavin said the industry needs to work together to succeed long-term, from technology-based solutions to emphasizing extra virgin olive oil’s health benefits.

Dec. 7, 2021

In Victoria, Taralinga Estate Celebrates Tradition While Embracing Innovation

Salvatore Tarascio started growing olives in Australia in 2015, 85 years after his grandfather first cultivated them in Sicily. Now he is one of the country’s top producers.

Sep. 30, 2021

At Cape Schanck Olive Estate, Weekend Getaway Grows Into Lauded Brand

Over 15 years, Stephen and Sui Tham turned their retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life into a multi-award winning olive oil brand.

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Aug. 18, 2021

After Years of Drought and Covid, Australians Celebrate Record-Breaking Harvest

Australian producers expect to produce up to 21,000 tons of olive oil. Boundary Bend, the country’s largest producer, is leading the charge.

Aug. 18, 2021

Producers in New Zealand Celebrate Bumper Harvest

While olive farmers reported high quality as well, not everyone saw production totals increase.

Jun. 2, 2021

Despite Covid and Drought, Australian and New Zealand Producers Shine at NYIOOC

Australian producers took home a record-high 13 Gold Awards, while producers from New Zealand earned a perfect success rate.

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Mar. 31, 2020

Coronavirus Impacts Australian Growers as Harvest Nears

While much of the world grinds to a halt in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, olive growers in Australia are getting ready to harvest.

Jan. 27, 2020

Australian Producers Making Do Despite Bush Fires, Record Drought

In spite of a record drought and devastating bush fires, some large Australian producers are expecting close to an average production and high-quality oils in 2020.

Jan. 26, 2020

Australia Hails Sino-American Trade Deal, but Danger Lurks for Farmers

The new accord favors global economic growth in general but could lead to a reduction of the Australian share in the Chinese market.

Jan. 13, 2020

Drought, Not Fire, Remains the Bane of Australian Olive Growers

Australia's olive growers have mostly been spared from the wildfires that have been ravaging the country. Persistent drought, however, continues to cause concern.

Nov. 4, 2019

Australian Exporters List 30 Trade Barriers Since Launch of New Register

In Australia, numerous trade barriers have been listed since the launch of a register that aims to identify challenges exporters face.

Sep. 4, 2019

Australian Woman Pleads Guilty to Importing Plants Known to Carry Xylella

The chairwoman of the Australian Garlic Association pleaded guilty to ten charges after putting the agricultural sector at “great risk.”

Sep. 2, 2019

In Australia, Advocates Call for Improved Health Rating for Olive Oil

An independent report commissioned by the Australian government recommended that olive oil's health star rating should not be improved due to its saturated fat content. Opponents said the report misses the bigger health picture.

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Jun. 8, 2016

Australian Star Knows No Boundaries

Rob McGavin has led Boundary Bend to win over increasingly educated Australian consumers. With his company's expansion to the world's largest market, the odds of finding award-winning Cobram Estate olive oils at a store near you are getting better every day.

Dec. 15, 2015

Paul Miller Steps Down as President of Australian Olive Association

After 14 years as the AOA leader, Miller moves on to expand his work internationally.

Aug. 3, 2015

McGavin Vents to Morning Herald

Cobram Estate's Rob McGavin shared his frustrations over the difficulties in expanding to markets he said sorely need his award-winning olive oils.

Jun. 10, 2014

Australian Tycoon Backs Boundary Bend's Expansion to U.S.

Chris Corrigan is believed to be fronting about half of the $10 million to launch Boundary Bend products and research efforts in the States.

Feb. 20, 2014

Gold Medal Massage

While olive oil is not yet commonly used in the massage and spa industry, there is a growing trend towards this health-giving alternative.

Dec. 9, 2013

Importers Accuse Australian Group of Making False Claims

The Australian Olive Association has launched a "buy Aussie" campaign, which one group calls misleading.

Jul. 11, 2013

An Olive Harvest Festival in New Zealand

In Martinborough, New Zealand's an olive-themed harvest festival gave guests a tree-to-table experience.

Jun. 4, 2013

Australian Company Fined for Deceptive Olive Oil Labeling

MOI International sold a product labeled '100% Olive Oil' with small print on the package indicating it was mostly canola.

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