A maiden first class century for Harry Boam has helped Wellington to a strong position after day one of their Plunket Shield cricket match against Northern Districts in Whangarei.
The Firebirds are 412 for nine at stumps with returning Black Cap Tim Southee taking four for 97.
Canterbury has been bowled out by Central Districts for 252 in Rangiora with Doug Bracewell taking career best figures of seven for 35.
In reply, the Stags are 32 without loss.
Otago's finished day one 118 for two after rolling Auckland for 221 in Dunedin.
Neil Wagner's taken five for 54.