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Old Fench Road

By Olives New Zealand Inc

The Old French Road olive grove is known by the locals and visitors alike as ‘the Gateway to Akaroa.’ First planted on this picturesque property in 2000, the olive trees are nestled in a 20-acre valley with fresh water springs, ponds and native woods overlooking the Takamatua Bay. Owners Jan Whyte and Niall Holland have consistently produced top-quality EVOO and won Gold, Best in Class and Best Boutique at the 2019 New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards with their Old French Road Picholine.
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Olives New Zealand has more than 200 members, representing the majority of commercial olive groves and most of the smaller groves in New Zealand. Our growers vary in size from hobby groves of less than 100 trees to commercial groves of 40,000 trees. Olives New Zealand sets and maintains quality standards for New Zealand-produced olive products, provides quality research and development and facilitates progressive direction for stakeholders in the olive industry.
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