England's batsmen began their struggle for a foothold in the final Test against New Zealand after Steven Finn led the tourists' fightback with the ball on day two at Eden Park.
Finn (6- 125) was eventually rewarded for his persistence as the hosts were bowled out for 443 shortly after tea.
Then, as the Kiwi attack found conspicuously more swing than England managed for five sessions, Nick Compton (12 not out) dug in on the way to 50 for two at stumps after Alastair Cook (4) had gone cheaply.
England netted nine wickets for 193, courtesy of Matt Prior's five catches behind the wicket and Finn, having taken just one for 250 after Cook won the toss yesterday.
Peter Fulton's 136 and his second-wicket stand of 181 with Kane Williamson (91) helped to give New Zealand a dominant total, in which the top nine all contributed in at least double-figures.
There were also two wickets for James Anderson to take him level with Derek Underwood on the all-time list of England's most successful Test bowlers and within three of 300.