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Oliveti - The Olive Oil Tasting Trail - Olive growers association of Northland, New Zealand

Next Oliveti Field Day – 11:00am Sunday 14th. July, 2019  
The venue is Cheviot Park Motor Lodge, Cheviot Street, Whangarei.

We will be dealing with the issues of how we can improve our crops quality and quantity, tree health and polyphenol count while at the same time eradicating the use of sprays. We are not pushing the full organic profile but trying to give our members options for grove care.
Our speakers are Phil Walesby and Peter Crelinsten. Peter spoke to us at our last field day and he is joined on the 14th by Phil Walesby, an arborist who has recently made headlines by saving some of the poisoned Pohutakawa trees at Opito Bay.
We have chosen a comfortable in-door venue for this mid-winter event so we can all listen in comfort. Tea and Coffee will be provided as well as a light lunch. There is no need to bring your own food unless you have strict dietry requirements. The meeting should end by 3pm.


Oliveti - The Olive Oil Tasting Trail - Olive growers association of Northland, New Zealand

September 2019

September 30th, 2019|Comments Off on September 2019

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

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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

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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

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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

November 4th, 2018|Comments Off on October 2018

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 [...]

July 2018

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Hopefully, by now you will all have liters of fabulous oil in your bottles and fustis and some even in your clients’ pantry. Generally, everyone seems to have had a really good season although the [...]