The Black Caps moved to a dominant first innings lead of 313 runs reaching 447 for 9 by stumps on day two in Wellington.
The highlight of the day was a brutal 105 off 74 balls from New Zealand allrounder Colin de Grandhomme who took the game away from the West Indies.
Ross Taylor (93) fell just short of a 17th Test century and shared a 127 run stand with Henry Nicholls after losing overnight partner Jeet Raval (42) early on.
De Grandhomme entered the fray after a flurry of wickets left New Zealand 281 for 6 and allowed the Black Caps to take complete control of the match.
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He hit eleven fours and three sixes in his quickfire maiden Test century at the Basin Reserve.
Debutant Tom Blundell (57*) would end unbeaten sharing a stand of 148 with De Grandhomme until the allrounder holed out trying to hit Roston Chase over long-on.
Blundell was at the crease with number 11 Trent Boult (2*) at stumps.
Kemar Roach’s return of 3 for 73 makes him the pick of the West Indies bowlers so far.
New Zealand will be keen to crank out as big a lead as possible with the wicket falttening out.