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  1. Safety top priority for hikers

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... years ago. On Sunday, two hiking groups defied warnings not to use the country park trails because of two fires in the area. In 1996, five people- two teachers and three students- died in a hill fire during a school hiking trip. 'Safety must always be at the top of the list of priorities,' said Johnny Chow Kwok-keung, chairman of the Hong Kong Hiking Association. He said ...

  2. Planting the seeds for a green future

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Alocal green group is combining hiking and tree-planting to help raise environmental awareness among the public. The Tree Planting Challenge, which will be held on April 26, ... of tree-planting activities in Hong Kong, but most of them are for fun. FoE wanted to organise an activity which combines hiking and tree-planting to provide the public with a glimpse of what a real ...

  3. It's a personal tragedy, says colleague of missing NZ hiker

    Posted Aug 08th 2010, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... Irene Jay Liu The search for a New Zealand pilot who went missing while hiking continued for a third day in the New Territories yesterday. At one stage, the leader of a group of colleagues ... executive officer for Air New Zealand, the missing man's employer. The alarm was first raised with police at about 10pm on Wednesday. Morrissey was hiking with another Air New Zealand pilot, ...

  4. Five survivors of Pat Sin Leng hill fire sue government for $10m

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Writ seeks $2m each for injuries suffered on 1996 school hike when five were killed Five survivors who were severely burnt in the Pat Sin Leng fire in 1996 are suing the government for $10 ... students from Fung Yiu King Memorial Secondary School in Ma On Shan died in the blaze while hiking. Mr Cheung is now studying in the United States. The mother of Rita Yu Hui-wan, a student who died ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Dec 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at about 9am when hit, suffering head and leg injuries. She was taken to North District Hospital. Fire awareness hikes Fire Services officers have joined hiking groups for a series of walks through ...

  6. City Briefs

    Posted Oct 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The bacterial illness leptospirosis has been confirmed in a fourth participant in a hike in Ma On Shan in August, the Centre for Health Protection said. It said the 30-year-old man had not properly covered abrasions on his legs during the hike and developed fever, headache and muscle pain last month. He recovered without hospital admission. Prickly situation Conservation officers rescued ...

  7. Tree-planting campaign to help raise environmental awareness among public

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH Students are invited to take part in an activity which aims to raise awareness of the need to protect trees and the health benefits of hiking. Friends of the Earth (FoE) is inviting young people to plant tree seedlings at Tai Lam Country Park next month. The First Tree-planting Challenge will be held on May 5. It will be divided into two categories- a Youth Team ...

  8. Careless grave-sweepers spark hill fires

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is fine, just like hiking. Our family also takes advantage of the festival to stage a family gathering.' A ceremony commemorating those who died in the defence of Hong Kong during the second ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... test, was taken to United Christian Hospital. Hiker airlifted after fall in park A 29-year-old man was flown to hospital after falling down a slope while hiking with friends in Lantau South ...

  10. Hikers to be educated over hill-fire dangers

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government will step up education and liaise with hiking groups after some hikers insisted on visiting country trails at Pat Sin Leng last weekend during hill fires. Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Cheung Siu-hing said she would only exercise her power to shut a park when there was a genuine need. 'Hong Kong people are used to enjoying ...




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