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2008-07-30 15:00:58

By HALL, Kris CONSTRUCTION costs are set to soar even higher as New Zealand steel producers struggle to offset a weakening dollar sandwiched between rising fuel and commodity costs. Yesterday Fletcher Building division Pacific Steel announced price rises across its product ranges as high production costs, strong demand and tight supplies continued to drive global steel prices higher. John Beveridge, general manager of Pacific Steel, New Zealand's sole manufacturer of reinforcing steel...


Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.