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Rains dampen outlook for Queensland harvest

Things had been looking pretty good for Queensland olivegrowers prior to Christmas 2009. Flooding across northern Australia mainly occurred towards the south east corner and south western areas of the state, thankfully missing the bulk of Queensland's olive groves west of the great di
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New use for olive wastewater

The benefits provided by olives just keep on increasing. Research has revealed that olive extracts derived from the wastewater of olive oil processing act as natural meat preservatives, due to the high levels of antioxidants present.
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Coming to Trieste – the new trends in olive oil, both Italian and worldwide

Preparations are in full swing for the fourth edition of “Olio Capitale”, the Salon of typical, quality extra virgin olive oils organised by Fiera Trieste, and the 2010 calendar is brimming with anticipation.
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Australian laboratories and tasting panel retain IOC accreditation

The NSW DPI testing laboratory and the Wagga Wagga Extra Virgin Sensory Panel have received accreditation from the IOC for 2009-2010.
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‘A Guide to Australian and New Zealand Olive Oils’ out now!

The brand new title - A Guide to Australian and New Zealand Olive Oils has just been released by Ryan Publications. The Guide, is the authoritative must-have reference to olive oil producers both large and small across Australia and New Zealand.
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“Popeye” plan protects Australia’s olive oil

Australia’s rapidly expanding olive industry has strengthened its protection against exotic plant pests and diseases with the launch of the new Olive Industry Biosecurity Plan at the Australian Olive Expo in Canberra last week.
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Entries closing soon – New Zealand Gourmet Oil Competition

The entry deadline for this year’s New Zealand Gourmet Oil Competition is fast approaching. Entries for the competition, which celebrates the success, quality and variety of New Zealand’s gourmet oils, close 5pm Wednesday 28 October 2009.
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Olives SA 2009 Annual General Meeting, and Board Elections

Olives South Australia Inc will hold its 2009 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 24th November 2009, in the Board Room at Hurleys Arkaba Hotel, Cnr of Fullarton and Glen Osmond Roads. which will conclude by 9.00pm.
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Last chance to certify 2009 olive oils – NZ

The final sensory panel session for 2009 will be held during the first week of November.
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