The New Zealand share market was down 2 points to 2652 on turnover of $73 million on Wednesday.
Telecom lost 1 cent to close at $2.54, Contact Energy gained 6c to close at $5.70, while Fletcher Building also was down 1c to $6.27.
Sky City fell 6c to close at $2.79 after successfully completing a share placement to institutional investors.
The Australian share market closed moderately lower, with losses among the gold miners and mining giant BHP Billiton.
The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index dropped 9.2 points, or 0.25%, to 3668.2 and the All Ordinaries index fell 5.9 points, or 0.16%, to 3627.2.
Japanese share prices were mixed, despite gains on Wall Street the previous day, as investors remained cautious about the outlook for corporate earnings.
The Nikkei-225 index rose 15.97 points, or 0.18%, to 8,727.30. But the broader Topix index of all first section shares slipped 0.76 points, or 0.09%, to 829.96.