New Zealand's sharemarket closed at its lowest level in more than two months but again escaped the battering felt by other markets.
The benchmark top 50 index fell more than 1.5 percent in early trading, but slowly improved through the day to close down 85 points, or 1 percent.
The falls outnumbered the rises by more than 10 to one, but many of the leading stocks have fallen only a few cents.
So far this week, New Zealand's market has fallen more than 4 percent, and is at its lowest since November.
Most markets around Asia have followed Wall Street, which plunged more than 4 percent overnight.
The expectation is the volatility will hit European and US markets again.