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At South Otago Town & Country Club
BALCLUTHA Parents Cen-
tre would like to thank all
the following Businesses
for supporting us with our
recent raffle. We are very
humbled by your generos-
ity and sincerely
appreciate your contri-
Kai Point Coal, Silver
Fern Farms, JD Souness,
Fonterra, United Video,
Books, Balclutha Farm
Machinery, Shand Thom-
son, Clutha Vets, Roots,
RD1, Hairworkz, The Point
Cafe and Bar, Cafe 55. All
winners of the raffle have
been notified 4928451
Birds & Poultry
PHONE 03 418 1115
FAX 03 418 1173
FIND WHAT YOU NEED, SELL WHAT YOU DON T
SOUTH Otago Town &
Country Club $10.00
Friday lunch special BEEF
STROGANOFF ON RICE
BROWN SHAVER point
of lay hens $27.50 each,
free delivery to Balclutha
area on Saturday 13 Octo-
ber, 03 447 3378 evenings
or 021 269 4602 4902666
Stock Feed & Rural Supplies
BRASSICA seed available
for winter crops. Doon
Major swede plus marrow
stem chou, medium var-
iety. Ph 417-8586 or 027
CRUSHED barley, bagged
or bulk. Ideal for weaner
calves, free delivery. Ph
Matt 027 260-1070 4777811
FORDES Petfood are now
offering a weekly collec-
tion service for injured
and unwanted stock in
South Otago and West
Otago areas. Ph (03)
SALE IN THE
Steinlager Classic 18 Pack
Coruba 10 Pack Stubbies
Jim Beam 10 Pack Cans
Speight's, Summit, Lion Red
15 Pack Stubbies $22.99
Gordon's Gin 1 Litre $31.99
Ballantine's Whisky 1 Litre
Fish & Chip Friday's @ Picassos
• Adult serve freshly battered fish with fries,
salad and tartare sauce
• Childs serve fish with fries, sauce and
ice cream sundae
Starting this Friday and
every Friday from 5.30pm
Make Fridays an easy tea option @ Picasso's
Friday 7th December
We supply the Cresents to entertain
with a five course meal to enjoy.
You supply the PEOPLE!
Bookings now open for this
fantastic Christmas party choice
Call Reception now
Full contract lamb
tailing available this
Conveyor lamb shute
Ph 027 699-6541
Superior: The Phantom oozes money, power and substance in every larger-than-life line.
For those with
6.75-litre V12 engine with an eight-speed ZF transmission, 378kW and 720Nm, multi-link front
and rear with ''intelligent air'' suspension, vented disc brakes with ABS and ESP, 15.8l/100km;
Length 6084mm, width 1990mm, height 1632mm, wheelbase 3820mm, kerb weight 2670kg,
460-litre boot. Price: $775,000 (Phantom starting price)
Points out of 10: 9
Pluses: The ultimate vehicular statement -- everyone knows you've made the big time. Minuses:
Price. Everyone knows you've made the big time. Superior: The Phantom oozes money, power
and substance in every larger-than-life line.
Rolls-Royce builds arguably the most
exclusive cars money can buy; with no
Continental GT equivalent, it sells fewer than
half the cars Bentley delivers.
The designs are imposing, the Phantom
especially oozing money, power and
substance in every larger-than-life line.
There s a 6.75-litre V12 engine beneath the
bonnet transmitting 378kW via an eight-
speed ZF transmission, and 720Nm of
torque, 75 per cent is available from
1000rpm with a meter on the dash telling
you how much you re using; just 10 per cent
at highway cruising speeds.
The car specialises in effortless progress.
Acceleration is impressive yet you barely
feel it within the car, ride is hovercraft
smooth and almost silent, and the long
wheelbase version I drove was remarkably
easy to pilot even through the narrow lanes
we traversed, the huge hoop of the tiller --
sorry, steering wheel -- swinging almost three
tons and six metres of car smoothly round
bends, the patrician wings keeping you
appraised of where the car s extremities are,
a long way up front.
Corner carving? That s not what the
Phantom is about -- though the smaller,
gruntier (and at $565,000 cheaper) Ghost
will do its best to assist.
That car s 6.6-litre V12 engine fields 420kW
and 780Nm to propel it from zero to 100 in
4.9 seconds, 1.2 less than the Phantom.
A Rolls-Royce is all about show, from the
Spirit of Ecstasy atop that imposing grille --
available in 24-carat gold for $105,000 -- to
the classically elegant rear.
And then there s the cabin; Hand-polished
wood veneer; floors covered in sheepskin, or
saddle leather, or anything else your heart
desires; surfaces clad in multiple hides, each
measuring six square metres, from bulls with
skin sufficiently perfect to supply sweeping
expanses; and of course whatever tech toys
take your fancy.
And then there are the additions -- the car I
drove included a fridge that slid from the
centre base of the rear seat.
Rolls-Royce has tripled the size of its
business in the last two years. The only
thing we haven t tripled is the people says
Rolls-Royce boss Torsten Muller-Otvos.
Yes, he s German but devoted to the
Britishness of the brand, which is integral to
"Every Rolls Royce in the world is built here,"
with exported cars usually travelling by air.
Muller-Otvos was responsible for
relaunching Mini so it works anywhere .
But with Rolls, "it is truly British and that is
one reason people buy;" so the car will never
be built elsewhere.
Or in big numbers -- exclusivity is a core
attribute, about 90 per cent of Phantoms are
That Rolls-Royce makes a modern car which
oozes classic elegance and an almost
tangible sense of history.
And that it still fosters craft skills otherwise
The bespoke department s commitment to
keeping every buyer happy has led to some
atrocities -- a prosthetic-beige-pink car with
maroon interior was on the line for my visit.
We asked the bespoke general manager Lars
Klawitte if there s anything he wouldn t
deliver on the grounds of taste?
"No, he says.
I would not suggest to a client that my taste
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