The NZX 50 sharemarket index has had a strong 2014, growing by more than 17 percent over the year.
That was largely thanks to rising confidence in the economy and an injection of $6.6 billion worth of new share capital.
The index closed for the year on 5568 points yesterday, an increase of 17.5 percent over the year.
It is the third year in a row of double digit growth.
Earlier in the week, the index had a record high closing of 5577.
The Australian 200 index is expected to have a marginal gain of 1 percent for the year, compared to 15 percent growth over the past two years.
Share prices in the United States, meanwhile, are ending the year near an all-time high.
The main Dow Jones index has gained about 8 percent over the last year.
Markets here are closed today and tomorrow.