The NZX50 index closed 16 points up at 4004 on turnover of $109 million on Tuesday.
The ASX 200 index was up 6 points at 4547.
At 5.20pm the NZ dollar was buying 81.67 US cents, 79.18 Australian, 51.02 pence, 65.22 yen, and 0.6258 euro.The Trade Weighted Index was 72.82.
Telecom was up 2 cents at $2.475, Fletcher Building was up 1c to $7.38, Chorus was down 1c at $3.41, Contact Energy was unchanged at $5.41, and Freightway rose 9c to $4.43.
Auckland Airport rose 3c to $2.695, SkyCity Entertainment Group fell 7c to $3.92, and Sky TV Network rose 12c to $5.24.
Fisher and Paykel Appliances remained unchanged at $1.265, Fisher and Paykel Healthcare was up 6c to $2.43, and The Warehouse rose 13 cents to $3.25.
L&M Energy was up 2c to 7.4c.
Diligent Board Member Services fell 13c to $3.64, AMP was up 3c to $5.93, and New Zealand Oil and Gas was down 1.5c to 86.5c.