The Canterbury cricketers will start the second day of their Plunket Shield match with Northern Districts at Rangiora on 340 for four.
Rob Nicol top-scored for the hosts with 134 and Johan Myburgh made 96.
Wellington will start on 278 for four after being sent in following a rain delayed start in Auckland.
Luke Woodcock and Stewart Rhodes are both on 74.
And Central Districts will start day two on 92 for two after rain in Invercargill delayed the start and brought an early end to play against Otago.