Ta Kwu Ling

Rural call to arms over plan to take land in New Territories

Farmer Hung Oi-chun faces losing the fields she works. Photo: Nora Tam

It was a celebratory meal that woke Ping Che resident Lee Po-hang up to the fact that she would lose her home and be forced out of the village she has lived in all her life to make way for a massive new town.

Thursday, 13 September, 2012, 9:26am

Open door for mainlanders won't extend to new towns, Carrie Lam says

Three new towns being planned in the northern New Territories will not be open to mainlanders on a visa-on-arrival basis, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said yesterday, although she was vague on the idea of the policy for the border area.

23 Aug 2012 - 2:46am

FAR FROM the madding crowd

City convenience is all well and good but, from a lifestyle perspective, the price can be high. Cramped flats, noisy neighbourhoods and a dearth of natural light are not everyone's cup of tea, especially once a family comes along.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Villagers cash in at new estate

A Post investigation into village houses offered for sale as part of a managed estate hints at more abuse of the long-criticised Small House Policy.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Letters

Turn HK into magnet for young talent

To people who have been following the city competitiveness league tables, it is hardly surprising that Singapore has again beaten Hong Kong overall ('HK workforce ranked 'best in Asia'', March 14).

Reportedly, our incoming chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, will learn about Singapore's formula for success.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

'No skyscrapers' for North District

Residents seeking to develop North District in the New Territories should be mindful of conserving local characteristics instead of blindly building skyscrapers, the planning chief told rural district councillors yesterday.

The stance drew opposition from the councillors, who said the government's emphasis on conservation stifled development of vacant land.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

In Brief

Three wanted after knife attack

27 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Three more held over record cocaine haul

Three more people have been arrested in connection with a record 372kg cocaine seizure in Tai Po Tin village, Ta Kwu Ling. The men, aged 28, 42, and 48, were arrested in Sau Mau Ping, Tin Shui Wai and Sheung Shui, and were being detained last night. Of the 14 people arrested in the case, six have been charged with trafficking in a dangerous drug.

30 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Early relocation plans sought for new towns

The government should think ahead on how to relocate villages in the northeastern New Territories it is planning to clear for building new towns in nine years' time, advisers say.

This will avoid the bitter resistance being put up by various sectors against the high-speed rail link to Guangzhou, they say.

11 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Metal-recycling plant firebombed

Six firebombs and two coconut-shaped fireworks were hurled into a metal-recycling plant owned by a listed company in Lam Tin yesterday - the eighth attack since August 2007.

19 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

Puppies perish in fire

Six puppies died when a village house in Ping Yeung Road, Ta Kwu Ling, caught fire at about 11.40pm on Wednesday. Police said no one was in the house at the time of the blaze, probably caused by a short circuit.

27 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Population of NT new towns cut by 27pc

The new towns proposed in the northeastern New Territories will accommodate a population of 131,000 and offer sites for the development of pillar industries from 2019, according to the Development Bureau.

18 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

HK policeman killed in Taiwan crash

An off-duty policeman travelling in Taiwan was killed in a road accident, Hong Kong police said yesterday. The 36-year-old officer, based in Ta Kwu Ling division of the border district, was thrown from a motorbike on Wednesday in Kenting, in the southern part of the island. The man fell into a ditch and was certified dead in hospital.

5 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Appeal to halt landfill expansion rejected

Town planning advisers have rejected villagers' demands to stop an expansion of a landfill in northeastern New Territories, which locals fear will create a bad smell and attract pests.

30 May 2009 - 12:00am

Firebomb hurled at mahjong club door

A firebomb was hurled at the entrance of a mahjong club in Fanling yesterday morning. The bottle of fuel exploded outside the front door of the club in Luen Chit Street shortly before 6am, and staff doused the flames with water. A few minutes later an abandoned car was found ablaze off Ping Che Road, Ta Kwu Ling. Police are investigating both cases.

11 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

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