The final game of the season saw the Highlanders trump the Hurricanes in Dunedin on Saturday.
The Blues and the Crusaders' respective Super Rugby Aotearoa seasons are over after their match on Sunday was called off.
The Hurricanes still have an outside shot at the Super Rugby Aotearoa title but it was another miserable day for the Chiefs.
The influential Jordie Barrett has decided to stay in Wellington with the Hurricanes for another season.
Julian Savea has returned for a second spell with the Hurricanes following Ben Lam's departure.
A pulsating Super Rugby Aotearoa clash saw the Hurricanes survive a second-half onslaught to stun the Crusaders in Christchurch.
Ardie Savea thinks it would be "awesome" to see a Pacific Island team added to Super Rugby.
The Hurricanes defeated the Blues in a match that saw Jordie Barrett earn family bragging rights over brother Beauden.
The Hurricanes held off the Highlanders to record a second straight win in Super Rugby Aotearoa.
The Hurricanes claimed their first win of the Super Rugby Aotearoa season on Sunday.
The Crusaders flexed their muscles in Wellington on Sunday.
Two-time World Rugby player of the year Beauden Barrett had the last laugh at Eden Park after getting caught up in a Hurricanes celebration.
Even without Dan Carter, the Blues were too good for the Hurricanes in Super Rugby Aotearoa.
There will be no limits on crowd numbers when the Super Rugby Aotearoa competition gets underway this week in New Zealand.
Super Rugby Aotearoa will see several rule changes when it kicks off on June 13.
Super Rugby Aotearoa, to be played by New Zealand's five teams, will begin on June 13.