New Zealand shares rose, led by retirement stocks Metlifecare and Summerset Group Holdings, while NZX and Pushpay Holdings extended their gains.
The S&P/NZX 50 Index jumped 38.88 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 7,649.77. Within the index, 33 stocks rose, 10 fell and seven were unchanged. Turnover was $196 million (£151 million).
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