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Race to save endemic olive tree intensifies

The race to save the endemic olive tree has intensified, as a rediscovered species, mentioned in Renaissance literature is being repopulated. The Perla Maltese is still in the process of being registered as a Maltese endemic variety by the International Olive Council in Spain.
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Olives have become a tough business

The good news for California olive growers is prices paid by the state’s two primary canners of table olives will average slightly more than they paid last year. But this good news comes a bit late for Dave Hails, who for 15 years has operated his 40-acre olive grove southwest of Wood
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Table Olives Field Day

The Hawke’s Bay Branch of ONZ is holding a Field Day at Telegraph Hill on Sunday, 25 September, focusing on table olive production. Starting at 2 pm, the information-packed afternoon will cover: • growing table olives – what Telegraph Hill does and the olives it needs; • grower
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Olives New Zealand Conference 2016 program finalised

The program for the Olives NZ Conference weekend has now been finalised, with the Conference on Saturday, 15 October, Awards Dinner that evening, and an Organoleptic Assessment Seminar on the Sunday, run by international Head Judge Reni Hildenbrand from South Africa. Titled “Increasin
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NZ producers make their mark in LA  

ONZ EO Gayle Sheridan has shared the great news about the success of ONZ members at the Los Angeles EVOO Awards. Winners included: Man O’war: Silver Medal Medium – Verdale, Silver Medal Medium – Frantoio Blend; Matiatia Grove: Gold Medal Medium – Koroneiki/Fran
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NZ EVOO Awards offer chance to see judging in action

This year’s NZ EVOO Awards is providing a remarkable opportunity, with observers being welcomed to attend the judging in Auckland on 3-5 October. If you’re free and able to get there, don’t miss this chance to see the judging process in action and learn how it all works. Entries for t
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48 food-filled hours in the Wairarapa

Just a short hop over that rather large hill from Wellington is the Wairarapa – a region well-known for its pinot noir, and one that boasts about its artisan food producers and restaurants. So while in the capital recently, I thought it would be rude not to nip across and take a look.
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ONZ Focus Grove Project field days

The dates have been confirmed for the next round of Focus Grove Project field days/grove visits, as follows: Thursday, 27 October – Nelson; Friday, 28 October – Canterbury; Friday, 4 November – Hawke’s Bay; Friday, 11 November – Wairarapa; Friday, 18 November – Auckland (field d
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Register now for Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes

Registrations are now open for Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes Tasting Programs in Europe, Australia and the USA. The programs source some of the best extra virgin olive oils from around the world for participants to taste, expanding their tasting knowledge, skills and experience. Dat
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