The Hurricanes have got their Super Rugby season back on track with a commanding 35-19 win over the Blues in Wellington.
The home side ran in two tries in the first half through Conrad Smith and Andre Taylor while Beauden Barrett added two penalties before they accelerated in the second spell with three further tries.
Piri Weepu scored four penalties in the first half, while Benson Stanley added a second half try.
The Hurricanes led 16-12 at half time.
Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett is praising his side's ability to take lessons from their losses to the Crusaders and Chiefs.
"We came out of those games with some things we needed to work on certainly on our set piece defence, I thought we did that pretty well, and also our physicality and our line speed on defence."
It's the Blues seventh straight loss and ninth in 10 games to leave them rooted to the bottom of the table.
Blues first five Michael Hobbs says they're continually making the same mistakes.
"Just stop the little errors that we make. Like I said we build phases, we get in the right areas of the field, and then a knock on, or a crap pass ... there are little things like, that that are creeping into our game."
Hobbs says once again they failed to make the most of their opportunities to fall to their ninth loss of the season.
"We definitely had the attitude and the mentality we came out firing. It's just converting that into points, every time we got down here we only came away with threes, where as every time they got into our half they generally scored a try, and that ended up being the difference in the end.
The Hurricanes move up to seventh on the Super Rugby ladder, which is now headed by the Bulls, following their 41-35 win over the Rebels in Melbourne.