NZ shares gain
New Zealand shares joined an Asia-wide rally, led higher by export-focused growth stocks Pushpay Holdings and A2 Milk, two of the bourse's most volatile stocks.
The S&P/NZX 50 index rose 40.14, or 0.5 percent, to 8,713.96. Within the index, 24 stocks gained, 15 fell, and 11 were unchanged. Turnover was $130.2 million.