Te Matuku Grove is located at the Eastern End of Waiheke Island, on the coastal slopes overlooking Te Matuku Bay Marine Reserve. We started with a bare piece of land in 1999. Our main focus has been to restore the land by planting trees and fertilising the soil to grow nutrient dense food. We’ve planted over 3,000 native trees as shelter belts, fruit trees and an olive grove of 250 trees comprising mainly Frantoio and Koroneiki varieties. The olives are hand picked producing this premium olive oil.
Waiheke Island is free from possums but we are committed to ongoing pest control using A24 traps and bait stations to trap rodents, stoats etc… We are working in tandem with the Hauraki Gulf Conservation Trust towards the goal of a ” Predator Free Waiheke “. We also have an ongoing weed management programme to further encourage an increase in our native bird population.
Since 2103 we have worked hard developing food forests based on permaculture design principles which has proved very rewarding.
We have free range chickens (mostly Orpingtons) and Appleyard ducks that roam through the property naturally controlling the pests in the food forests.
Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil is 100% natural, harvested by hand and pressed within a few hours of picking. Made entirely from the olive pressings without using heat or chemicals right here on Waiheke Island…