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William Meacham

Board rejects William Meacham's 'lifeline' for Ho Tung Gardens

Ho Tung Gardens. Photo: Sam Tsang

The Antiquities Advisory Board yesterday refused to consider an interpretation of a law which could have saved Ho Tung Gardens.

Tuesday, 18 December, 2012, 3:27am

Noise ruled 'inevitable part of HK life'

A man failed to win compensation for upsets to his life caused by renovation noise in a neighbouring flat after a tribunal ruled noise is an inevitable part of Hong Kong life. Retired archaeologist William Meacham had sought HK$26,500 from Fortune Founder, owner of the flat, to cover rent for another flat and travel costs.

14 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Daytime sleeper loses fight against noise

A night owl has failed to get compensation for the disturbance from renovations in a neighbouring flat after a tribunal ruled that noise is accepted as an inevitable part of modern Hong Kong life.

Retired archaeologist William Meacham had sought HK$26,500 from Fortune Founder, owner of a flat three floors below his.

14 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Night trader sues over daytime din

A night owl who trades in the US stock market in the evening is suing the owner of a neighbouring Happy Valley flat for the noise from daytime renovations.

30 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

One relic that few would miss

The Antiquities Advisory Board is something of a relic itself, being perhaps the worst surviving example of the colonial government's old manipulate-and-control 'advisory' system. Ever since it was established in 1976, the board has lurched from one bungle to the next.

3 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Slack monitoring 'destroys valuable evidence of past'

Major archaeological sites in Hong Kong have been destroyed because of improper monitoring by the Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO), leading archaeologists claim.

17 Mar 2002 - 12:00am