mai po reserve safe from bird flu - for now The Mai Po Nature Reserve did not need to be shut down amid the worldwide bird flu outbreak, permanent secretary for health, welfare and food Carrie Yau Tsang Ka-lai said yesterday. The government would monitor the situation and had made adequate preparations in case of an outbreak. No local birds had been found to have the virus so there was no need to close the park. customs seizes 1,500kg of smuggled fresh pork Customs seized 1,500kg of smuggled fresh pork on a lorry travelling from Sha Tau Kok to Sheung Shui. The pork was discovered when the truck, driven by a 38-year-old man, was about to pass through the Shek Chung Au checkpoint. Customs said it could be sold for $48,000 if smuggled into the city. sniffles cost lot of trees School children use more than five pieces of tissue a day, a Green Sense survey of 5,140 students has found, with children preferring them to handkerchiefs. The group estimated that if 30 per cent of Hongkongers used five pieces of tissue a day, 300 trees would have to be felled every day. Woman charged over baby A 25-year-old woman will appear in Kowloon City Court today charged over concealing the birth of a child. The woman was arrested on Friday after the body of a newborn baby boy was found in a refuse collection room on Lai Kok Estate, Shamshuipo. easy for teens to buy cigs A poll by the Neighbourhood and Workers' Service Centre found teenagers could buy cigarettes from more than 90 per cent of stores and newsstands. Mark Six No one won first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 9, 25, 30, 31, 35 and 37. The extra number was 1. Two tickets each won second prize of $695,005. Third prize paid $51,480.