The NZX 50 index increased by 19 points, or 0.5%, to finish at 3319 points on Tuesday as the day made a turnover of $77 million.
Fletcher Building made a profit of 4c to $7.77, following the advice of Crane Group to its shareholders on Monday to refuse an offer of takeover.
Contact Energy and Telecom both saw gains by 10c to $6.24 and 2c to $2.23 respectively.
Nicholas Kirk and Marcus MacDonald, two well reputed former five star finance directors have been sentenced to imprisonment by Auckland District court. Kirk has been awarded incarceration for a span of 2 years and 8 months whereas MacDonald has been jailed for two years and three months.
The World Health Organisation has warned about the high levels of sexually transmitted infections, or STIs in the Papua New Guinea province of Bougainville.
There are some communities in Bougainville, where up to two-third of the people of specific age groups (13 to 30-year-olds) have been suffering from STIs such as gonorrhea, syphilis or chancroid, as per the WHO figures.
Harsh winter weather and ice is making many patients unable to reach to South East Coast Trust. So, to ease the situation of those needing emergency services, South East Coast Ambulance Trust (SECAmb) will put more efforts to get those patients to the trust.
The Ministry of Health released a report today, which revealed that the survival rates associated with cancer has improved during a 10-year period up till 2007.
The findings of the report are based on the cancer survival rates between 1994 and 2007. It observed that the adult cancer survival rate between 1998 and 2007 surged to ratio 0.623 from 0.576.
One will surely get amazed to hear that a hospital carried out 24 deliveries in 24 hours. The landmark record of 24 births in 24 hours has been achieved by staff and mothers at Waitakere Hospital.