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Provinces of Italy

Court battle looms over Po Toi niches

The developers of a memorial garden on a historically important island are prepared to fight through the courts to stop lands officials repossessing the site for a breach of land leases.

Friday, 4 May, 2012, 12:00am

Woods rues 'ones that got away'

Sean Woods chalked up his 200th winner in Hong Kong with the first leg of a double, but that was not the milestone he has been thinking about over the past few weeks.

Woods is ruing missed opportunities after amassing an incredible 49 second placegetters this season, a disproportionate figure to his 28 wins for the term.

5 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Purton poised to spring Challenge surprise

While premiership pacesetter Douglas Whyte and his arch-rival Brett Prebble take their worthy places at the top of Jockey Challenge betting today, Zac Purton looks a value chance to upset them at his overnight quote of $16.

1 May 2009 - 12:00am

Our rivers need greater protection

Conservationists describe the illegal damming of a natural stream in Tai Po, apparently to provide road access to a development project that has not even been approved, as the worst case of eco-vandalism since the Tung Chung stream incident more than four years ago. Those are strong words, even in a city well accustomed to conflict between development and preservation of the environment.

14 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Lawyer in bid to save coastal forest from development

Rezoning request sets precedent for citizens to protect environment

A lawyer and his family have submitted a rezoning request to the Town Planning Board to protect 100 hectares of forest at Tai Po Kau from development.

21 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

New Mai Po resident leads exciting experiment

The latest addition to the staff at Mai Po Nature Reserve Centre spends her days eating and swimming, and is assisting in an ecological experiment that could change the way the wetlands are managed.

4 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Butterflies lend colour and beauty to Mai Po

Mai Po is well known as a haven for birds but is less well known for its butterflies. Over 53 species of butterflies have been recorded at Mai Po, providing a colourful spectacle during summer.

Birds are not the only visitors to Mai Po. Each year many butterflies pass through during spring and autumn. They play an important role in the pollination of plants.

25 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Battle over Shalotung goes on

The losing battle to preserve Shalotung continues. The latest chapter is marked by intransigence and lack of regard for the once-pristine beauty of the valley - both familiar ingredients in the 21-year-old saga.

20 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Talking point

1. Should anything be done to reduce the trade in endangered species if it helps Japan's economy recover from recession? Tell us what you think. Write to Talking Points, c/o Young Post, PO Box 323, Tai Po, New Territories. Fax: 2661-6984. E-mail: ypost@scmp.com

3 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Land deals

More than half of land disposed of in the previous financial year was through private treaty grants, Secretary for Planning, Environment and Lands Bowen Leung Po-wing said.

22 Oct 1998 - 12:00am