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Gov’t to increase olive oil imports

The (Israeli) government has announced that it will increase the amount of olive oil that can be imported without duty. Over the next three years, as much as 2,000 tons of olive oil will be imported without taxes or other fees. A new export market for Australian and NZ producers, perh
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Italian olive-growers denounce ‘Pontius Pilate’ EU plan

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has officially backed drastic measures adopted by the EU to combat a bacterial infection that is decimating Italy’s olive crop.
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Victorian grove survey – what do you need?

GSOGA and Olives Victoria are running a survey to learn more about the issues being faced by local growers – in particular around sales markets and pests and diseases. The simple five minute survey will help guide the money and effort spent on various initiatives to assist growe
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Slow ripening yields robust flavour for Village Olive Grove

Grindelwald’s good soil and climate were contributing factors to Village Olive Grove producing the state’s best olive oil. Recognised at the Australian International Olive Awards with a gold medal and trophy for best extra virgin olive oil in Tasmania, Village Olive Grove owners Allen
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Forbes grown olives winning prizes in Sydney Royal Fine Food Show

Lovers of fine food don’t have to go any further than Forbes to get the best olives. Locally grown and bottled Gibson’s Grove olives have again claimed honours at the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show, this year bringing home the title of Champion Olive. More great regional promotion of our
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Olive producer wins government backing

Boundary Bend Olives has been named one of 15 Victorian companies that will share in $29.96 million in financial assistance from the Federal Government. Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad said a funding offer of $812,322 would allow the company to expand its range of products to i
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Thanatos Painter’s death offering

In Athens, in the second half of the 5th century BC, a standard offering to the dead was a vessel of olive oil left by the graveside. But these vessels were not all they seemed because they comprised a form of sly trickery. An intriguing bit of history with very modern parallels … val
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Victorian growers celebrate 2017 EVOOs at Fresh & Local

GSOGA (Goulburn Strathbogie Olive Growers) and Olives Victoria (the Australian Olive Association in Vic) are building a new event to showcase the best fresh olive oils from Victoria. Being held on 11 November at Abbotsford Convent, the event features all day activities, displays and o
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Olives WA talks All About Olives

Olives WA is holding an event all about olives, aimed to stimulate and educate on: growing, harvesting and preserving olives; tasting and producing olive oil and olive leaf tea; the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet; and the use of olive oil and table olives in meal preparatio
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