Tai Po District


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Thursday, 27 September, 2012, 12:44am

Doubts raised over minister's wife

Doubts have arisen over whether the wife of new development chief Paul Chan Mo-po was really unaware of illegally subdivided flats in Kowloon.

The concerns stem from yesterday's revelations by the principal tenant, Wu Ho-yin, that he had told a director of the couple's firm, Harvest Charm Development, which owned the flats.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Firm's director 'knew of subletting'

The assertion by the wife of new development minister Paul Chan Mo-po that she was unaware a company on whose board both once sat owns two subdivided flats was called into question yesterday.

That's because their principal tenant, Wu Ho-yin, said he had told a director of the company that the flats were sublet to multiple tenants.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Suspect in court over attack on villager

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Decision delayed on urn project

The Advisory Council on the Environment was unable to agree yesterday on whether to endorse a controversial columbarium project at an ecologically sensitive Sha Lo Tung site in Tai Po.

They want the developer to front up at the next meeting to address their concerns before making a final decision.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Butterflies on the edge as humans move in

The butterfly population at a reserve in Tai Po has shrunk by up to 60 per cent since 2009 when a massive housing development started nearby, a conservation group claims.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Government can ensure that sensitive site is not turned into columbarium

I wish to highlight the underlying planning and land issues related to the proposed development of a huge columbarium at Sha Lo Tung.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Land swap option in plan for niches

The landowner and developer of a proposed columbarium in ecologically sensitive Sha Lo Tung says it would consider a land swap if the government offered one amid strong public opposition to the plans.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Sha Lo Tung project in doubt

Pressure is mounting for a pilot development and conservation project in ecologically sensitive Sha Lo Tung to be shelved after 10 environmental groups jointly voiced their concerns about it.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Friend held over man's death on a night out

Police have arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of manslaughter after his friend died last week from a skull injury sustained during a drunken altercation in Sheung Shui.

The 29-year-old suspect was arrested on Sunday night after giving a statement at Tai Po police station. The victim, engineer Chan Tat-wang, 27, had been declared dead in hospital that same evening.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Ruptured Towngas pipe causes headache in Tai Po

Towngas was forced to cut off gas supply to nearly 10,000 homes, shops and restaurants in Tai Po yesterday, after a burst water pipe damaged a pipeline.

About 300 workmen were still pumping water, sand and stones out of the polyethylene gas line and repairing it last night.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Roger Kendrick

NATURAL HISTORY I was brought up in Marlow-on-Thames [outside of London]. Our house was nothing special, in what was a very exclusive town, but the garden was. It was a full acre, had two ponds and was full of natural wildlife: butterflies, birds, frogs and newts.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Boosting the learning curve

Doctor of Education HKIEd

Many teaching staff in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, and post-secondary institutions in Hong Kong do not have doctoral degrees. Acquiring such is crucial for professional educators wishing to develop their career paths. Hence, the demand for doctorates in education.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

If you could rename your neighbourhood, what would the new name be?

Doris Lam, 15, St Margaret's Co-educational English Secondary and Primary School

I would rename it Hard Working Youths. Trust me, if you've ever been to my neighbourhood, you would understand. My whole neighbourhood is filled with after-school academic enrichment programmes.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Future of first division TV coverage under threat

The future of Hong Kong's first 24-hour local soccer television channel is uncertain after First Division clubs indicated yesterday they were prepared to pay the broadcaster less than half what they did last season.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am