Teenager Rieko Ioane scored two tries as New Zealand beat England 27-21 in the final of the fourth leg of Sevens World Series in Wellington.
It was New Zealand's first win of the nine-round series and moves them into second place in the standings behind South Africa, with England fifth.
Meanwhile, South Africa beat Scotland in the third-place play-off.
The top four sides at the conclusion of the series automatically qualify for next year's Rio Olympics.
The shortened version of the sport will be making its debut in the Games.
|How they stand|
|South Africa lead on 76 points with New Zealand second on 69, Fiji third on 64, Australia fourth on 58 and England two points further back in fifth.|
Each round takes place over two days, with events in Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Glasgow and London still to come.
New Zealand, who had earlier beaten England 24-5 in the pool stage, led by 27-7, with 17-year-old Ioane crossing twice for his fourth and fifth tries of the tournament.
England captain Tom Mitchell and John Brake then scored tries to make the scoreline respectable.