Australian shares to tread water; NZ rises

March 7 (Reuters) - Australian shares are set for a flat open on Thursday as investors seek fresh cues for upward momentum after the index scaled a six-month high. The local share price index futures was 6 points higher at 6,253, a 7.4-point premium to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close. The benchmark rose 0.8 percent on Wednesday. New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.2 percent in early trade. (Reporting by Ambar Warrick in Bengaluru; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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