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.
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.
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 Highlanders bounced back from their defeat to the Chiefs to propel themselves back into the Finals hunt with a win over the Blues.
History was made on Saturday, as the Chiefs secured the first-ever golden-point victory in Super Rugby Aotearoa.
A Super Rugby loss came as a significant shock to the Crusaders, but it was a familiar feeling for Waratahs as they fell short again.
Jordie Barrett staked his claim for an All Blacks starting spot as he scored 30 points in the Hurricanes' 30-19 win over the Highlanders.
The Blues scored five tries in a blistering display as they crushed the Highlanders to claim their second win in Super Rugby.