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Edwards are committed to the people of
South Otago. We are 100% locally owned,
employ only local staff and have provided
numerous apprenticeships to our local
youth. We believe in this because it keeps
money in our local economy.
So when you need a plumber
call your locals -- Edwards Plumbing
as local as it gets for over 35 years
Please call our friendly staff to
make an enquiry 03 418 3308 • 19 Clyde St, Balclutha
For all your building
Friendly, Professional Service
Phone Wayne 027 4374 619
Choosing the right plumber
Believe it or not, choosing a
plumber is not about just
picking up the phone book
and choosing one at random.
It's all about making sure they are the right
person for the job and will treat the job with
When hiring a plumber, make sure they, or the
company they work for, are licensed, and if in
doubt ask to see their license. If they do not have
the appropriate license, their work must be
supervised and inspected by a licensed person or
If you think hiring a plumber is all too much
hassle and you could do a knock up job of
repairing a problem? Don't. If you're not
changing a simple washer or a tap, all plumbing
work should and must be carried out by a
plumber. The nightmares only start happening
when you attempt to mess with a qualified
When it comes to comparing the prices of each
plumber when you're making your decision on
who to use, think wisely. The hourly rate is often
the only basis that most homeowners compare
plumbers on but's a misconception that the
cheapest rate actually means the cheapest, and
the result may be less than desirable.
Some plumbers may have a low hourly rate, but
charges they add on for driving and just for
turning up could turn that apparent 'bargain'
into more expensive than you originally thought.
Ask around, get quotes for the overall job and
don't be left with any nasty surprises in the mail.
And just because you may hear of a well-known
plumber on the radio often? That doesn't mean
he's any good. Some of the most highly
promoted businesses have the worst track
record, so check with friends, family, and shop
around. Get the best plumbing work you
friendly team at
03 4184 992
And the Oscar
goesto. . .
Volkswagen Golf Seven: The difference between this and earlier models visually is
in the detail.
to do in their
Volkswagen's Golf appears to trawl-
in all the trophies in its own
It scooped the European Car of the
Year for the second time just last
week, to go with the World car of
the Year it won a couple of years
The simplest way to describe the
new Golf 7 over its very visually
similar Golf 6 predecessor is that
it's longer, wider, lower, safer,
greener, and more fuel-efficient.
There's a shorter front overhang
and forward shifted passenger cab,
bringing an increase in interior
space especially for rear
passengers, with more leg, shoulder
and elbow room.
The best way to tell the 7 from the 6
is by way of the sharper-edged
lights front and rear, the crisper
waistline and the subtle crease that
runs from the front wheel arch
rearwards. The most obvious
telltale is that the 7 has distinct
ridges that run up each side of the
bonnet from the inner edges of the
new wraparound headlamps and up
to the windscreen base.
I should probably have added
''cheaper'' to that list of differences
too, as the new Comfortline petrol
model starts at $32,250.
The Golf 6 starting price was $38,500
for the 1.4-litre turbocharged 90kW
TSi with DSG automatic.
The new car starts with a six-speed
manual with the same 90kW output,
adding $2500 for the automatic,
which still makes it $3750 less
expensive than the previous car.
Inside, the Golfs have a new
generation of radio and radio/
navigation systems with Bluetooth
connectivity which all models have
the ability to handle media
streaming and phone calls on two
devices at the same time.
But the star of the show is
Volkswagen's new Modular
Transverse Matrix platform which
shortens to MQB from the original
With the MQB platform the distance
from the front axle to the pedal box
remains the sole fixed dimension.
Everything else is modular, capable
of being snapped into place, and
eventually the MQB will be the base
for everything from the Polo to the
For the purpose of this test, ''my''
Golf is the one likely to be most
popular model in the new lineup.
It's a Comfortline 90kW model with
So how does it go? Uncannily
quietly as it happens. The standard
Comfortline alloys result in an
astonishing lack of raw, hard-edged
reactions even to the zit-like
protruding manhole covers and
other earthquake-generated foibles
The cosy wheel and tyre
combination still offers oodles of
grip, though its small diameter
makes the champion hatch look a
little under shod. What the heck, if
I'm behind the wheel, I can't see
what tyres and wheels I have
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