The senior Black Caps paceman Tim Southee's showed he's in fine form for the World Cup, taking four wickets in the domestic Plunket Shield, as his Northern Districts rolled Wellington by 395 runs in Hamilton.
Southee combined with fellow paceman Trent Boult and spinner Ish Sodhi to take the first eight wickets for just 42 runs, as Wellington were all out for 58 in the final innings. Northern had declared their second innings earlier on 347 for six.
Otago batsmen Brendon McCullum and Hamish Rutherford had a third day to forget in Rangiora - Rutherford went for a duck and McCullum 14, as they set Canterbury 299 to win. Otago were all out for 139 in their second innings but went on to record an 82-run as Canterbury were all out for 216.
Central Districts thrashed hosts Auckland by 245 runs in their clash at Eden Park.
At stumps Canterbury are 92 for two, still 207 runs behind but with a day to play.
Central Districts lead in Auckland by 350 runs with two wickets in hand in their second innings, with Auckland still to bat again. CD are 308 for eight at Eden Park, where rain stopped play several times before the weather and bad light called an early halt to play at tea.