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  1. School will chop down tree despite protests

    Posted Feb 06th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... that the tree had to be felled. A law firm wrote to the school on be half of some alumni yesterday demanding the school save the tree as it is protected by the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance. Some ... time, said meetings had been held with the contractor and the Antiquities and Monuments Office to discuss how the drainage work should proceed. Yu said the school had already obtained approval ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/705575/school-will-chop-down-tree-despite-protests
  2. Public funds for conservation 'unsustainable'

    Posted Sep 24th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Using public money to buy historic buildings is not a sustainable conservation policy, an Antiquities Advisory Board member said yesterday. Greg Wong Chak-yan said the government could not afford to buy every building that might be declared a monument. 'The government cannot keep on spending money on this. This method is not sustainable at all,' he told a forum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/609051/public-funds-conservation-unsustainable
  3. Lack of awareness for conservation body

    Posted Oct 29th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui More than 45 per cent of people polled said they were not aware of the existence of the Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO) under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, a survey on the development of heritage conservation in Hong Kong conducted by the University of Southern Queensland this month revealed. Some 77 per cent of the 552 people polled agreed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/613431/lack-awareness-conservation-body
  4. Heritage protection to be split in revamp

    Posted Jun 25th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Two offices to share conservation role The government's heritage protection work will be split in the next administration, with the Antiquities and Monuments Office ... conservation. Official sources said the new bureau would seek the antiquities office's professional opinion when the government's development projects affect heritage. 'Issues ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/598106/heritage-protection-be-split-revamp
  5. News - World - ITALY

    Italy's hunting season opens with 46 shooting accidents

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Rome

    ... Reuters in Rome Toll of 13 killed, 33 wounded since last month prompts new calls for changes to gun laws 46 shooting accidents as hunting season opens Italian hunting enthusiasts have killed 13 people and wounded 33 others in shooting accidents since the season opened last month, increasing pressure to reform antiquated hunting laws. The casualty toll swelled this weekend when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1068132/italys-hunting-season-opens-46-shooting-accidents
  6. Planning body calls for conservation zones to protect historic buildings

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The Antiquities and Monuments Office should be placed under the Housing, Planning and Lands Bureau if comprehensive heritage conservation is to be achieved, according to town ... The consultation will review the operations of the Antiquities Advisory Board and gather views on four proposals: the creation of a new comprehensive assessment mechanism and protection measures; ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/587567/planning-body-calls-conservation-zones-protect-historic-buildings
  7. Severe flooding brings traffic chaos to Tianjin

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... an antiques shop in Classic Cultural Street, said the downpour exposed the city's fragile drainage system and the government should learn from the flooding to improve underground facilities. She ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007815/severe-flooding-brings-traffic-chaos-tianjin
  8. Strategy needed on heritage conservation

    Posted Jan 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the mansion's owner, agreed between the government and the Antiquities Advisory Board. The government claims this will not disturb the natural or visual environment. The head of a conservation group has ... for the public to be consulted. Meanwhile, the government has released a list of 34 historic sites it owns that are neither official monuments nor graded by the Antiquities Advisory Board. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/624610/strategy-needed-heritage-conservation
  9. Church deserved more protection

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... grade-three status by the Antiques Advisory Board last year. The ranking, the lowest on the scale, unfortunately does not give legal protection against demolition. A plan to 'reassemble' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973975/church-deserved-more-protection
  10. How it unfolded

    Posted Nov 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... says total gross floor area of the new development may exceed 7,213 square metres but not exceed 7,413 square metres. August 2009 Opening of 1881 Heritage December 2009 Antiquities Advisory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731336/how-it-unfolded

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