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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.

Jan. 27, 2012

New Standards Getting Traction in Australia

Reports that many olive oils on the shelves in South Australia were adulterated with sunflower, canola and even lampante oil has put the spotlight on a new standard's usefulness in protecting consumer confidence and safety.

Jan. 24, 2012

Woolworths Agrees to Offer Kailis Organic Olive Oil Under Private Label

Woolworths has agreed stock the failed company's olive oil as part of its "Macro Wholefoods Market" range.

Nov. 23, 2011

Administrators Take Control of Failed Olive Oil Producer Kailis Organic

The Perth company, led by Mark Kailis of Western Australia’s dynastic Kailis family, failed to raise enough working capital to maintain operations after suffering major losses this year.

Jul. 24, 2011

New Zealand Says "No Thanks" to New Olive Oil Standards

As Australian olive oil celebrated new voluntary standards making it more difficult for European exporters to do business there, its sibling isn't along for the ride.

Jul. 21, 2011

Australian Olive Oil Takes the Ball, Runs

Seizing on the momentum of the adoption of new voluntary olive oil standards and wide media coverage, Australian Olive Association President Paul Miller took to the airwaves Wednesday.

Feb. 25, 2011

Gawel: IOC Response to Olive Oil Standards More "Rhetoric"

The Australian olive oil expert said that in criticizing the proposed standards the IOC failed to provide data to support its rationales such as how certain limits were set.

Feb. 18, 2011

Olive Council Calls Proposed Aussie Standards "Barriers to Trade"

The International Olive Council issued a statement calling for the reconsideration of the proposed olive oil standards for Australia and New Zealand.

Jan. 31, 2011

Northeast Australia Still Reeling from Historic Floods

“We’ve had record frosts, record dry and record heat and now record flooding. Clearly there are going to be adverse affects. It’s not looking good.” Paul Miller, AOA

Jan. 18, 2011

Leandro Ravetti on Australia's Proposed Olive Oil Standards

The drafting leader of Australia and New Zealand's proposed standards says no international standards in place accommodate the natural variation of olive oils from the region.

Jan. 4, 2011

Australia, New Zealand Draft New Olive Oil Standards

A draft of new olive oil standards for Australia and New Zealand reveals strict labeling guidelines, while leaving a key international EVOO benchmark unchanged.

Dec. 5, 2010

Australian Olive Association Names Lisa Rowntree First CEO

Lisa Rowntree is well known in the industry and was appointed after an extensive process during which over 30 applicants were considered for the position.

Oct. 24, 2010

New Norcia Wins Best of Show at Perth Royal

The awards are "a pat on the back for the large numbers of volunteers who come to help with the harvest and pruning the trees each year." Carmel Ross, Benedictine Community of New Norcia.

Oct. 6, 2010

Cobram Estate's Rob McGavin

Rob McGavin's success lies in keeping a long-term view, staying down to earth, working with good people and, not least, by yielding ten times the world average per acre.

Aug. 31, 2010

Australia Charts Five-Year Course for Olive Oil Industry

The plan sets objectives to help protect and advance an industry that has grown rapidly in a short time, yet looks set to flatten if certain challenges are not tackled.

Jun. 17, 2010

Mark Kailis Has an Appetite For Organic Olive Oil

In a bid to become the world's largest organic olive oil producer, Mark Kailis says now is the the time to communicate with consumers about olive oil quality.

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