Black Cap Henry Nicholls scored the first century of the first class cricket season to help Canterbury to a strong start in their Plunket Shield game against Northern Districts at Hagley Oval.
Nicholls scored 103 and captain Cole McConchie 107 with Canterbury 327 for eight.
Otago were dismissed for 199 after being asked to bat first on a seamer-friendly Basin Reserve wicket with Wellington 94 for 1 in reply.
Logan ven Beek took four wickets for Wellington.
And in a rain interupted game at Eden park, Auckland are 185 for seven batting first against Central Districts.