NZ dollar rises after better than expected GDP data

WELLINGTON, Sept 20 Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:49pm EDT

WELLINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - The New Zealand dollar gained strongly on Thursday after stronger than expected domestic economic growth data.

Official data showed gross doemstic rising 0.6 percent in the three months to June 30, against expectations for a 0.3 percent gain.

The kiwi rose to a session high of $0.8295 from around $0.8250 beforehand.