The Highlanders moved closer to a Super Rugby Trans-Tasman play-off spot after the Hurricanes had been clinical against the Reds.
The Brumbies secured only a second win for an Australian franchise in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, stunning the Hurricanes.
Teams from New Zealand continue to dominate Super Rugby Trans-Tasman after the Hurricanes thrashed Western Force.
The Hurricanes and the Highlanders each made it two wins from two games in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman.
Both New Zealand franchises were victorious when Super Rugby Trans-Tasman started in entertaining fashion.
Owen Franks is eyeing more Super Rugby success with the Hurricanes after agreeing a move back to New Zealand.
It was a Super Rugby Aotearoa season with few highs for the Hurricanes, but they finished with a flourish against the Highlanders on Friday.
The Hurricanes appeared set to clinch just their second win of the season, only to be beaten by a last-gasp penalty on Friday.
David Havili's drop goal earned the Crusaders a dramatic golden-point victory over the Hurricanes on Sunday.
After suffering back-to-back defeats, the Blues responded with a much-needed win over the Hurricanes in Auckland.