But the upset of the round belonged to Ngāti Porou East Coast who travelled to Ashburton and beat the home side 36-34.
North Otago ramped to a 71-10 win over Buller in Oamaru while neighbours South Canterbury travelled to Levin to claim a 53-20 win over Horowhenua Kapiti.
Whanganui were too strong for neighbours King Country and took a 41-3 win.
It was much closer for Poverty Bay who beat Wairarapa Bush 30-26 in Gisborne and Thames Valley who beat West Coast 36-26 in Te Aroha.
Bunnings Heartland Championship, Round Two results:
Horowhenua Kapiti 20 (Joel Winterburn, Ryan Shelford tries; Jack Tatu-Robinson 2 con, 2 pen) South Canterbury 53 (Tomasi Bikaca 3, Siu Kamala, Zac Saunders 2, Kalavini Leatigaga, Lisate Folau, Matt Fili tries; Sam Briggs 4 con). HT: 13-31
Mid Canterbury 34 (Shepherd Mhembere, Nathan McCloy, Raitube Vasurakuta, Nasi Manu tries; N McCloy 4 con, 2 pen) Ngāti Porou East Coast 36 (Unknown, Unknown, Joe Wadman 2, Sam Parkes tries; Carlos Kemp 4 con, pen). HT:
North Otago 71 (Hayden Todd, Mataitini Feke, Mone Samate, Kelepi Funaki 2, Seta Koroitamana, Manulua Taiti, Hayden Tisdall, Junior Fakatoufifita 2 tries; Kicking details not available) Buller 10 (Michael Stringer try; Jack Parker con, pen). HT: 45-3
Poverty Bay 30 (Jesse Kapene, Te Peehi Fairlee, Ruan du Plooy tries; Moses Christie 3 con, 3 pen) Wairarapa Bush 26 (Scorers not provided). HT: 13-19
Thames Valley 36 (Sam McCahon, Nui Muirwai, Calum Wood, Cam Dromgool, Blake Hill tries; Todd Doolan 3 con) West Coast 26 (Shayne Anderson, Daniel Foord, Amenatave Tukana, Troy Tauwhare tries; Ben Wyness 3 con). HT: 19-7
Whanganui 41 (Ezra Malo, Roman Tutauha, Kameli Kuruyabaki, Ethan Robinson 2, Keightley Watson tries; Malo 2 con, pen; Robinson 2 con) King Country 3 (Scorer not provided). HT: 22-3