Just a Drop

From Country Life, 9:06 pm on 14 July 2017
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Photo: Andrew Priddle @ Olive Black Grove

A summer with lower sunshine hours, combining with a late harvest when birds damage fruit, is making for very poor olive oil volumes this year. Some growers are over 50% down. Olive oil producers from Northland and Waiheke have been hoping to buy oil from Wairarapa, but the crop drop is nationwide.