The claims are now at the trigger point to chase international litigation funders.
The value of total manufacturing sales declined 0.7 percent in the quarter to $23.13 billion in the quarter.
Dollar touched a post-float record of 96.77 Australian cents overnight and recently traded at 96.53 cents.
BNZ-Business NZ performance of manufacturing index fell to a seasonally adjusted 50.9 in January.
Value of manufacturing fell 1.2% , driven by a 4.8% decline for meat and dairy.
New report shows manufacturing industry's growth continuing for fifth consecutive month.
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