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Grapes groove, mangos misery

By JULIUS DENNIS The ever changing fortunes of COVID state border closures are creating a good news / bad news story in the fertile TiTree...

And now it’s more than a bunch of grapes

By ERWIN CHLANDA UPDATE December 10, 00:21am: A JobSeeker saying "no" to a job offer. When it comes to hardy perennials in Central Australian journalism, right...

The battle over our most vital resource

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The water allocated to the Hayes family on Undoolya and Rocky Hill is equivalent to 36% of the water used by the whole town of Alice Springs. The battle lines are drawn. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

A message from this vineyard: go horticulture!

The Rocky Hill vineyard last year produced 1000 tonnes of table grapes. At $3 to $4 a kilogram that's worth $3m to $4m.

Undoolya Station produces 1000 tonnes of beef a year. At $1.50 to $1.80 a kilo that's worth $1.5m to $1.8m.

The grapes are grown on 70 hectares, the beef on 140,000 hectares.

Is there a message? Sure looks like it: go horticulture!

And we tried to find out why year after year, contract pickers and
pruners have to be brought in from 2000 kms away while there are
hundreds of unemployed people within 50 kms of  Rocky Hill. By ERWIN CHLANDA. 

Ritchie Hayes is pictured at the Rocky Hill vineyard, south-east of Alice Springs.

From our archive: 

June 7, 2000: LAND COUNCIL SEEKS GROUND BREAKING DEAL. Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.

August 8, 2001: ABORIGINAL CITRUS DEAL AT UTOPIA FALLS THROUGH.

 

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