New Zealand

Sep. 21, 2022

Adverse Weather Dampens New Zealand Harvest

Producers began 2022 with optimism for another excellent harvest, but rain and disease resulted in some producers yielding no oil at all.

Jun. 6, 2022

New Zealand Producers Enjoy Strong Showing at World Competition

Producers from New Zealand celebrated their success at the NYIOOC World Competition, earning their second-highest tally of awards.

Mar. 31, 2022

Farmers in New Zealand Optimistic Ahead of Harvest

New techniques, better pruning and benevolent weather are fueling big expectations for the upcoming olive harvest.

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Mar. 2, 2022

Former Fighter Pilot Steers Loopline Olives to the World Stage

On New Zealand's North Island, Stephen Davies Howard has taken advantage of the Mediterranean climate to produce award-winning olive oils.

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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Aug. 20, 2014

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.

Jul. 25, 2014

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.

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.

Apr. 26, 2013

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.

Mar. 8, 2012

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.

Feb. 6, 2012

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.

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.

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