New Zealand

Olive Oil, Rice Center Stage at Third Southern Hemisphere Championship

Producers and enthusiasts from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa will compete in a competition recognizing award-winning olive oils and innovative dishes.

L.A. Competition Announces Southern Hemisphere Winners

Sixy-six producers hailing from Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa and Uruguay participated in the competition, which celebrated its 15th year.
Special Report

An Olive Harvest Festival in New Zealand

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

Australia and New Zealand Shine at International Olive Oil Competition

Australia and New Zealand punched above their weight at the 2013 New York International Olive Oil Competition last week.
Olive Oil Times Special

The Demise of Olive New Zealand’s Sensory Panel

The Executive of Olives New Zealand (ONZ) has recently announced that it will no longer run the assessment for its OliveMark certification programme in New Zealand.

New Zealand’s Central Otago

New Zealand's Central Otago province, with early winters and short summers, produces exceptional olive oils with unique characteristics that impress national judges year after year.
Special Report

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.

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.