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Letters to the Editor, October 15, 2012

Better care can make a difference. Photo: SCMP

Residents of Tai Po do want a beach

I refer to the story by Joyce Ng "Call to scrap 'white elephant' beach" (October 11).

Monday, 15 October, 2012, 1:53am 1 comment

Outlook & Living - Tai Po, Ma On Shan, Discovery Bay

Expansion plans

The government is to sell two plots of land in Pak Shek Kok, each with an area of 1.5 hectares. Together, they will provide a building area of more than 1 million sq ft, or 1,000 units of 1,000 sq ft each. The government will also put a 3.8-hectare plot up for sale in Pak Shek, in front of the Lok Wo Sha development project.

Naturalists' delight

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Police probe after man dies in crash

Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in Tai Po yesterday in which a 33-year-old man was killed. The motorcyclist hit a fence when approaching Plover Cove Country Park Visitor Centre after losing control on Brides' Pool Road at about 4.20am. The man suffered head injuries and was taken to hospital where he was certified dead at 5.33am.

21 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Worker drowns in reservoir

A 54-year-old worker drowned after falling into Plover Cove Reservoir in Tai Po yesterday. Cheung Wai-ning fell into the water while erecting fences. Police said he could not swim. He was taken unconscious to Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital, where he was declared dead.

4 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

How to be a good sport without going to the Sevens

So, is there anything to do in town this weekend other than the Rugby Sevens? The answer is yes, especially if your conscience leans towards doing some good. The SPCA is having its Pet Walk on Sunday.

The annual fund-raiser will take place around the main dam of Tai Po's Plover Cove Reservoir from 10am. Registration will start at 9am.

28 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Yes to beach plan, with conditions

Environmental body gives Lung Mei project the green light, but with strings attached

The government's environment advisers yesterday tentatively endorsed plans for a man-made beach at Lung Mei in Tolo Harbour, but with conditions.

15 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

The Event

SPCA Pet Walk

25 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Island tours to set sail in September

A half-day island-hopping tour of the northeast New Territories will be launched on a trial basis in September to promote green tourism. The pilot scheme will run for six months.

Organised by the Tourism Board, the programme aims to attract visitors to the Yan Chau Tong Marine Park, Lai Chi Wo - the largest Hakka village in the area - and Tap Mun Island.

20 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

France stint pays off as Ricco leads the way

A long summer training stint in the south of France paid off for elite junior triathlete Ricco Chan Ye-ko who won his category in the third Aquathon of the season at Plover Cove on Sunday.

Several juniors recorded good times, but La Salle College student Ricco, 17, a former South China Morning Post Sportsperson of the Year, led the way with a strong 500-metre swim and 4km run.

17 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Tait sets record in mountain series

Neil Tait demolished his own 20km record yesterday when he stormed to victory in the King of the Hills Mountain Marathon Series in Sai Kung Country Park. Tait charged home in one hour, 28 minutes and 28 seconds, shaving nine minutes off his course record and finishing more than six minutes ahead of triathlete Gary Mundy, in the first of the five-race series.

22 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Practice makes perfect

Firefighters and police team up during an exercise yesterday to put out a 'blaze' on a fishing boat in waters near the Tai Po wholesale fish market. The exercise was not only aimed at testing the readiness of fire and rescue services, but also to promote crime and fire prevention. Officers later distributed leaflets to residents at nearby Shuen Wan Typhoon Shelter.

9 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Rubble will be removed

I refer to the letter by Mark Chan headlined 'Trees should be planted in fertile soil' (South China Morning Post, August 14).

The trees along Ting Kok Road, near Shuen Wan, were planted by the Territory Development Department (TDD) and formed part of a road improvement project.

29 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Trees should be planted in fertile soil

This summer the government introduced a campaign to beautify the environment along roadsides and highway dividers 'City blossoming all over with $26 million planting drive' (South China Morning Post, July 25).

While greening is always to be commended, officials should first consider managing and monitoring the type and way newly-formed roadsides and verges are filled.

14 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Red tide sightings

Seven sightings of red tide have been spotted since the turn of the year but no fish have died. An inter-departmental red tide working group said the first red tide was seen on January 5 at Sai Kung Hoi near Pak Ma Tsui by the Government Flying Service. It had dissipated by Wednesday.

13 Jan 2001 - 12:00am


I write on behalf on the beleaguered residents of Tai Mei Tuk, and other villagers along the Ting Kok Road in Tai Po.

For more than 18 months we have had to suffer the prolonged and disorganised works being conducted on behalf of the Territory Development Department (TDD) under the cover of improvement works to Ting Kok Road.

1 Oct 2000 - 12:00am