The Olive Press (TOP) has recently finalised a deal to take over management and maintenance of a 1,100 tree grove in Carterton, Wairarapa.

The grove owner expressed some relief when the deal was done. “I’m getting on a bit,” she said. “TOP will be able to maximise return on our grove which has been rather neglected in recent years.”

The deal was for a five year lease with two five-year rights of renewal.