It's been a successful return to Christchurch, so far, for the national Davis Cup tennis team, who lead Chinese Taipei 2-0 in their crucial relegation tie.
Both Rubin Statham and Michael Venus won their opening singles rubbers in straight sets on the indoor courts at Wilding Park.
Statham opened proceedings with a 6-1 6-2 6-3 win over the Chinese Taipei No.1 Tsung-Hua Yang, then Michael Venus defeated the Taiwanese No.2 Chieh-Fu Wang 7-6 7-6 6-2.
Victory in the doubles rubber will ensure New Zealand stays in Asia-Oceania's group one, alongside India, Uzbekistan, Korea and China.
Marcus Daniell and Artem Sitak take on Yang and Hsein-Yin Peng at 2pm on Saturday.