Australia have extended their Rose Bowl dominance to 22 years with a thumping 71-run win over the White Ferns in the second one-day international at Mt Maunganui.
The victory clinched the series with a game to play, while also extending a world record ODI win streak to 23 games for the No.1 side in the world.
Sent in to bat, Australia posted a daunting 271/7, with vice-captain Rachel Haynes hitting a blistering 87 (105 balls), while skipper Meg Lanning added 49 and Alyssa Healy 44.
The White Ferns did well in pulling back the tourists from a score above 300, after the Australians had strolled to 187/2 in 35 overs.
Spinner Leigh Kapserick put on the brakes, taking 6/46 from her 10 overs on her return to the national side in place of quick bowler Lea Tahuhu.
In reply, New Zealand were quickly in the mire, losing Lauren Down (0) and stand-in skipper Amy Satterthwaite (6) within the first two overs.
Amelia Kerr and Hayley Jensen gave the Ferns some hope, adding 69 for the third wicket in quick time, before Jensen fell in the 14th over for a well-compiled 28.
Kerr and Brooke Halliday steered New Zealand to 120 at the halfway stage, but when the former fell to the impressive Jess Jonassen for 47, New Zealand's hopes faded.
Four wickets fell for 10 runs, as the White Ferns were bundled out for 200 in the 45th over, with Jonassen taking 3/29 from nine overs.
The third and final match is again scheduled for Bay Oval on Saturday.