Australia has taken an unassailable lead in the three-match Rose Bowl series against New Zealand following a comfortable 71-run triumph in the second ODI in Mount Maunganui.
The tourists batted first and made 7-271 from their 50 overs, with opener Rachael Haynes playing a leading role with a superb innings of 87.
New Zealand was making solid progress in its run chase when it was 4-144 in the 32nd over, however the hosts lost their final six wickets for the addition of 56 runs.
Jess Jonassen was the most productive of the Australian bowlers with figures of 3-29.
Australia had won the opening match of the series by six wickets last Sunday.