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Asthma is an acute or chronic inflammatory
disease of the airways that causes spasm and
swelling of the airways, resulting in wheezing
and difficulty breathing.
This disease is triggered by various allergic
stimuli or other triggers like cigarette smoke,
dusty cat litter, aerosol sprays and viruses.
Typically, we only see clinical asthma in
cats -- and Siamese cats are more prone to
asthma than other breeds.
Dogs can also suffer from chronic bronchial
disease, but hardly ever present with an
acute asthmatic crisis.
Asthmatic cats will cough, make wheezing
sounds while breathing, or can present to the
vet with breathing difficulty, with an open
mouth and abdominal breathing.
The coughing can best be described as a dry
hacking cough and is often followed by a bout
During an acute asthmatic attack, cats
must be handled carefully, and taken to a
veterinarian as soon as possible for emerg-
ency treatment and oxygen therapy.
Chest X-rays will be taken of your cat to
rule out other causes of breathing difficulty,
as well as other diagnostic tests if required.
Once a cat is stabilised, it could be
managed with metered dose inhalers fitted to
a spacer and facemask, like the ones used for
If the cause or trigger of the asthma is
known, it should be avoided.
For example, smokers should consider
smoking outside to prevent cigarette smoke
triggering asthma in susceptible cats.
If you are concerned about a chronic cough
in your cat, consider taking it to your Vetlife
veterinarian for assessment and treatment.
Most asthmatic animals will require long-
term medical management to control the
coughing and to prevent a life-threatening
acute asthma attack.
PRODUCT SAFETY RECALL
Samsung Electronics Australia Pty Ltd is issuing a recall on speci ed Samsung
top loader washing machines sold in New Zealand through various retailers.
See www.consumeraffairs.govt.nz for New Zealand product recall information.
Samsung Electronics Australia is voluntarily
conducting this recall to ensure the safety and
quality of its products for its consumers.
Samsung top loader washing machines with
the following model names manufactured
in 2010, 2011, 2012 and some models in
2013 are affected: SW75V9WIP, SW65V9WIP,
Other models are not affected. The model
names can be found on the back of the
washing machine, see image below.
Please contact Samsung for details of the
affected serial numbers.
In some circumstances, there is a chance
that moisture may penetrate the electrical
connectors of the machines causing a spark
and potentially a re hazard.
What should I do?
Check the model name of your washing machine.
rework/, call 0800 855 502 between 6:00am
and midnight, 7 days a week, or email
productrework.SENZ@samsung.com to nd
out if your machine is affected. Samsung will
arrange for an authorised service technician
to provide a free in-home service for all
If your model is an affected model, until the service
is performed, Samsung recommends that as a
precautionary measure, you only use your washing
machine if you are present or nearby to monitor
it. If you notice any smoke or smell coming out of
the washing machine, turn off the machine at the
MODEL NAME SERIAL NUMBER
Duo help kids find gifts
SHARED DREAM: New Zealand music legend Tiki Taane and Cookie
Time founder Michael Mayall share the same dream of helping youth
to reach their potential.
By MAT KERMEEN
THEIR BACKGROUNDS are
worlds apart, but when it
comes to youth, musician Tiki
Taane, and Tai Tapu resident
and Cookie Time founder
Michael Mayall, share the
As a teenager, Tiki dropped
out of school and mixed with
the wrong crowd.
In stark contrast, budding
entrepreneur Michael was in
the kitchen plotting a recipe
that would see his Cookie
Time brand become famous
the world over.
The pair met for the first
time at a Y for Youth event in
Christchurch last week, as the
foundation starts to make its
mark in the South Island.
Y for Youth is a not-for-
profit organisation aiming to
provide one entry point for
funding organisations across
New Zealand that help at-risk
youth to turn around youth
unemployment, suicide, bully-
ing and crime rates.
Mr Mayall has always been
passionate about helping
Along with his brother,
Guy, he started the Cookie
Time charitable trust in 2003
in order to help Kiwi kids dis-
cover their gifts.
I m not really sure where it
comes from, but I get a real
buzz when I get the oppor-
tunity to support a young per-
son who is really going out of
their way to be they best that
they can be.
I really enjoying watching
young people be successful.
In the late nineties, he met
Y for Youth founder Alex
Greig, when the pair shared a
mutual interest in creating
programmes to teach and pro-
mote the skills of goal setting.
Their friendship reunited
18 months ago, when Alex for-
med Y for Youth with busi-
ness partner Laura Jane.
When Alex told me, I just
wanted to support him,
because I knew what he was
The Y for Youth concept
involved signing up Founding
Angels, who donate a one-off
payment of $5000 plus $100
week for three years to create
a regular source of income.
The Cookie Time founder
said that Y for Youth is about
creating a regular amount of
income for the trust, so it
knows with certainty that it
can continue with its mission
When Mr Mayall heard
what Alex was doing, he jum-
ped at the chance to get
involved and became the sec-
ond Founding Angel.
He cannot see why Y for
Youth will not take off in
Christchurch, as it s growing
everywhere else .
You have to take your hat
off to Laura and Alex, because
it s a massive challenge and
what they are doing out there
is a fantastic thing.
They are starting to build a
really amazing lineup of
Founding Angels, and getting
people like Tiki [Taane] on
board is amazing as well.
The former Christchurch
and triple-platinum selling
musician, 36, is an ambassa-
dor for Y for Youth and a
The musician is travelling
the country inspiring people
to get involved in Y for Youth,
as well as helping young peo-
ple and sharing his story.
It s funny. A lot of kids do
listen to me -- this heavily tat-
tooed, high school drop-out
musician, Taane said.
BUILDING BOOM: New consent figures suggest a building boom is gripping Selwyn.
Houses under construction in Lincoln's Rosemerryn subdivision.
Photo: JOSEPH JOHNSON
STRONG BUILDING consent figures over the last
12 months have confirmed Selwyn s tag as the
fastest-growing district in the country.
Selwyn has consistently held this position over
the last five years, and last year experienced the
strongest economic growth of any region.
In the year to June 2013, the Selwyn District
Council issued 1084 new dwelling consents. That
record number is a 76 per cent increase on the 616
consents issued in the previous year.
Selwyn mayor Kelvin Coe said consent staff
have had an incredibly busy year.
Staff have been under pressure, but were coping
well, with just a few of the more complicated con-
sents taking longer than 20 days.
Resource consent applications were also high,
with 426 recorded -- an increase of 32 per cent on
the previous 12 months.
An increasing number of consents are being
dealt with through a fast-tracked process intro-
duced last year, which allows simple consents to
be completed quicker and at a reduced cost.
More than 12,000 building inspections were
carried out during the latest 12-month period and
the building boom effect was filtering down to the
The number of jobs in Selwyn increased by 9.5
per cent last year, nearly 10 times the national
average of 1 per cent.
Construction and the continued growth of the
Izone business park are seen as the driving forces
behind the increase.
Mr Coe said it was an exciting time for the
district s economy and he believed people were
being attracted to Selwyn by employment oppor-
tunities as well as the lifestyle.
Construction activity in our district is busier
than ever and many new businesses are setting
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