December 2020

2020-12-31T13:57:30+13:00December 31st, 2020|News|

Well what a year that 2020 has been. All our lives have been affected in some way by Covid 19. We are however fortunate to be in NZ and the isolation from the rest of [...]

September 2020

2020-12-31T13:55:35+13:00September 30th, 2020|News|

Once again we had a very successful Olive Awards judging. 19 silver and 5 Gold!!!! An improvement from last year and the judges were very complimentary of the high standard we achieved. Congratulation to all [...]

June 2020

2020-12-31T13:52:41+13:00June 29th, 2020|News|

With our harvests over for this year we will now be thinking about selling our oil. It would be good to get feedback from members as to how their harvest went and also what sort [...]

March 2020

2020-04-13T16:40:05+12:00April 13th, 2020|News|

This is my first newsletter as your new chairman so it will be learning experience for me in understanding the requirements and the role and all the help I can get from the members will [...]

January 2020

2020-01-31T15:45:50+13:00January 31st, 2020|News|

Happy New Year to everyone. I hope you have all managed to take some time off from grove work and enjoyed family and friends. John and I are slowly but surely dragging ourselves outside and [...]

September 2019

2019-11-26T12:05:20+13:00September 30th, 2019|News|

AND THE AWARD GOES TO... Congratulations to this year’s winner - Best in Show winner ‘Duck Creek’ Warkworth, for their J5 and Frantoio, medium blend, olive oil. Derek and Sally Holland moved to their grove [...]

June 2019

2019-11-26T12:03:53+13:00July 10th, 2019|News|

WELL, HASN’T THAT BEEN A CONFUSING HARVEST! From green olives with little colour (particularly little or no yellow) producing 16 – 20+% yield and in the neighbours grove very few green fruit but with masses [...]

March 2019

2019-06-05T10:39:52+12:00March 5th, 2019|News|

Suddenly thoughts of Summer have almost gone as the preparations for our harvests get into full swing – simple things like checking that the rats haven't got into the picking nets and got hungry, have [...]

February 2019

2019-06-05T10:47:00+12:00February 5th, 2019|News|

I am typing this accompanied by the gentle pitter patter of steady RAIN on the roof, in fact I have been hearing the sound off and on since we returned last night (Saturday) from 3 [...]

October 2018

2018-12-04T12:32:16+13:00November 4th, 2018|News|

Winter is well and truly gone and the buds are heavy on the trees but still very few flowers showing yet in the Bay of Islands area and further North. Which brings me to the [...]

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