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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.

Nov. 15, 2011

Industry Group Pushes to Adopt Australian Olive Oil Standard in South Africa

The president of South Africa's olive oil producers' association said the country's government has formed a committee to consider adopting Australia's standard.

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. 13, 2011

Queensland Flood Destroys Bumper Harvest

Australia Olive Association regional director Amanda Bailey is trapped by flood waters on her hill-top property unable to assess so far the heavy losses sustained by area farms.

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. 31, 2010

Boundary Bend, Australia’s Innovative Olive Oil Leader

Australian olive oil pioneer Boundary Bend is hell-bent on higher yields, efficient processes, and making great extra virgin olive oil at a competitive price.

Dec. 29, 2010

Richard Gawel on a Tear

The noted expert and irreverent olive oil guy from Adelaide is known to lash out at bad olive oil, human rights affronts and whatever else annoys him.

Dec. 7, 2010

Australia's Modern Olives Helps Growers Find the Best Time to Harvest

The Lara, Victoria lab and advisory announced it has successfully maintained its accreditation with important certification programs.

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.

Aug. 2, 2010

The Australian EVOO Show System

Most of Australia's extra virgin olive oil shows follow similar protocols, explains Richard Gawel.

Jul. 13, 2010

Essay: First Harvest

Years ago a local farmer laughed when he saw our lines of bonsai olive trees. ‘You’re mad planting in this drought,’ he said. I wish he were here now to see this.

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.

Jun. 5, 2010

Spain Leads Olive Oil Exporters as Sales to Australia Jumped 30% in '09

Spain’s dominance in the Australian market as an important strategic win as Australia is now the largest per capita consumer of olive oil outside the European Union

May. 9, 2010

Q&A with Paul Miller, Australian Olive Association

We asked Paul Miller, President of the Australian Olive Association, about his country's emerging status as producer of high quality olive oils.

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