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NZ shares rise as upbeat Wall St bolsters A2, blue chips

New Zealand shares followed Wall Street higher as global events remain top of mind for investors, underpinning growth stock A2 Milk Co and blue-chip firms such as Spark New Zealand and Fletcher Building. 

The S&P/NZX 50 index increased 11.45 points, or 0.1 percent, to 8,673.82. Within the index, 16 stocks gained, 25 fell and nine were unchanged. Turnover was $136.3 million. 

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