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In Celtic astrology if your birthday falls on 23 September your birth tree is the OLIVE TREE (the Wise).

You love the sun, warmth and kindness. The person born on this day is reasonable, balanced, avoids aggression and violence, is tolerant, cheerful, sensitive, empathe...

April 21, 2017

 Olive oil is believed to have a protective effect against a variety of cancers,including breast cancer, prostate cancer endometrium and digestive track cancer.  It also is extremely high on oleic acid which is used to reduce blood pressure.

And if that was not eno...

April 14, 2017

The average age of an olive tree is between 300 and 600 years. However the oldest certified olive tree is  more than 2000 years old - Olive tree of Vouves, situated on the island of Crete, Greece. It is probabily the oldest olive tree In the world a...

April 12, 2017

Did you know that to produce 1 litre of Extra Virgin Olive Oil you will need to harvest between 5 and 7 kg of olives. The average tree might produce around 30kg all up so you will get out of it only around 5 litres of this liquid gold.

No wonder is expen...

March 15, 2016





Your favorite Italian dressing is getting more expensive so why not buy New Zealand EVOO?




Olive oil prices spiked 20% in 2015, after drought and disease devastated a big part of Europe's olive crop, and industry experts are forecasting a similar increase this yea...

December 3, 2015

I know lots of you think Christmas is a gigantic hussle, but not me, I LOVE IT! You can make all the people around you happy with presents and there is always lots of food and drinks at this time of the year. Love being merry!


However if you are in the category of thos...

November 1, 2015




After months of preparation, emails and headaches, here she is, landed on our country's soil and ready for you to make your own.


Our Flagon Reusable Bottle


The idea behind these bottles was to not just provide our cutomers with something that would allow them...

October 22, 2015


For reasons beyond our control, the shipment of our Flagon Bottles has been held at Customs and therefore we have to postpone the release of of our gorgeous refillable bottles. They will NOT be available this Saturday at the Matakana Village Farmers Market



October 21, 2015

Finally the Flagon Bottles for Domestic Bluk have arrived and we can bring them to you for the very first time next Saturday at Matakana Village Farmers Market.


We know you have been wanting this for a while: being able to buy a decent size bottle of our Extra Virgin O...

October 1, 2015

 Yes indeed there is more to this precious golden thread than just salad dressings! Follow us through the amazing list of possibilities with Olive Oil here below and discover its magic. Then, of course, you could just only eat it...





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