Rata Olives Award Winning Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Nestled in the Rangitikei River Valley, the unique micro-climate has produced this premium olive oil. An integral part of the traditional ‘Mediterranean Diet’ which is associated with vitality, longevity and low incidence of chronic disease, olive oil is widely prized for its health-promoting properties. It is particularly helpful in promoting optimal cardiovascular function, maintaining good blood flow and bettering cognitive function. Perfect for drizzling, salads, dipping, sautéing and roasting.