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It will fall back to about A92 cents
32% (110 votes)
It will likely end up about where it is now around A97 cents
19% (66 votes)
It will overtake the Australian dollar and head towards A$1.02 or even higher
19% (66 votes)
It will hit parity A$1.00
17% (57 votes)
It will stop just short of parity at around A99 cents
13% (46 votes)
Total voters: 345

Where do you think the NZ dollar could end up against the Aussie dollar by the end of the year?

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