Missy, a 3-year-old Maine Coon had to drag itself home with two broken legs after being shot. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

Masterton cat shot twice

By Emily Norman [email protected] A Masterton cat had to drag itself home with two broken legs after it was shot. Missy, a 3-year-old Maine Coon from Upper Plain Rd, was shot twice this week — shattering her front leg into 22 pieces and breaking the tibia... read more
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Final hurdle after 50kg weight loss

By Emily Norman [email protected] A Masterton man who once weighed 147kg is calling on the government to subsidise the costs of post-weight-loss surgery in New Zealand. Jermaine Kerehi, who lost more than 50kg, says his journey to health would not really be... read more
Barley grass may look harmless, but can be very dangerous for pets. PHOTO/EMILY NORMAN

Barley grass: Pets at risk

By Emily Norman [email protected] A dog with a limp is never a good sign, but the cause may be more ominous than simply a sore foot. Summer is here, and barley grass, a potentially lethal plant for animals, is already causing grief for Wairarapa pet owners. The... read more
The mouse house. PHOTO/DAVE LINTOTT

New play equipment arriving

By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] The ‘mouse house’ is up and spinning in the Kids Own Playground in Masterton. The mouse house is a tunnel-like piece of playground equipment that spins as people run inside – just like an oversized exercise wheel for mice. It... read more
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