Welcome to the web site of:
Oliveti Northland Incorporated
Northland, like the rest of New Zealand, has a relatively young olive industry by today's standards but has a history with olives dating back to 1835 when Charles Darwin mentioned in a letter he wrote about observing olives planted at Waimate North. There are olive trees in the grounds of Waitangi Treaty House which could well date back to around the 1840's. Other known sites of early plantings include Pouto Point, Whangape, the Hokianga, Kerikeri, Snells Beach, Omaha Valley and Whangarei.
Today, olive growing in Northland is riding the crest of the wave of enthusiasm which has gripped the rest of the country. The quality of oil produced in New Zealand, which has been confirmed by the success of New Zealand olive oils in international competitions, has led to a huge number of plantings throughout the country and Northland is no exception.
Oliveti, which is a growers support group for Northland growers, has over 200 members and it is estimated there are possibly up to 200,000 trees planted in Northland.
The purpose of this web site is to act as an information resource for growers and a means of easy communication for an industry which is spread out over a wide geographical area. The web site has been designed to allow maximum input and feedback from members with all content compiled and entered by members of the group. Any material, feedback or comments can be forwarded to the committee.
We hope you enjoy your tour of our site.