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Taiwan's military continued Sunday to send personnel, machines and vehicles to Taitung County, the area worst-hit by typhoon Neparak, to help with post-disaster clean-up and restoration.
 
Typhoon Nepartak ravaged Taitung Friday, bringing heavy rain and the strongest wind in 61 years to the southeastern county.
 
The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) Monday responded to an outraged Taitung farmer's criticism that the administration had not replied to his complaints about hot air balloons landing on his private property.
 
CAA stands by handling of farmer's hot air balloon complaint
The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) defend itself Monday after an outraged Taitung farmer said it had never responded to his complaints about hot air balloons landing on his property.
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A farmer on Sunday said he did not welcome hot air balloons landing on his land and called for equal treatment and respect of private property during a hot air balloon festival in the southeastern county of Taitung.
 
'Don't lose your head'
Taitung County Police Chief Wang Chin-yuan (王欽源), in blue uniform, and his police officers inspect motorbike riders on Green Island, Taitung, on Friday, July 1. The Taitung police are cracking down on motorcyclists who ride without a helmet in Green Island as high tourism season comes.
 
Culture Ministry to subsidize renovation work
The Ministry of Culture will provide a subsidy of NT$180 million (US$5.54 million) for the preservation and renovation of a complex of 18 Japanese colonial-era buildings in Taitung, southeastern Taiwan, a legislator said Sunday.
 
Born in ambulance
A one-day-old boy born in an ambulance in Taitung is seen in this photo provided by the Taitung Fire Department on Tuesday, June 21. The baby's mother gave birth while the ambulance was on its 50-kilometer trip to the hospital.
 
Culture, traditions meet in Taitung County
We all think that our generation is vastly different from the one that came before. But in reality, we share the same hopes and fears as they and their predecessors before them did: We want to live in a clean, peaceful and prosperous community.
 
Egg-cellent summer weather
A man films an egg frying on the pavement in Dawu Township, Taitung, on Wednesday, June 1. Temperatures in Taitung County's Dawu Township soared to 38.3 degrees Celsius Wednesday noon, the highest recorded in Taitung so far this year, the Central Weather Bureau said. The high, recorded at 12:09 p.m., was attributed to a Foehn wind by the bureau. Foehn winds are warm and dry gusts that descend from the sheltered side of mountains into valleys.
 
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