New Zealand have dominated, winning eight of 13 finals, on day five of the 2018 Oceania Swimming Championships ©Getty Images

New Zealand have dominated on the penultimate day of the Oceania Swimming Championships in Papua New Guinea, winning eight of the 13 finals contested.

The Kiwis took gold in the mixed 4x100 metre freestyle relay, the men's 50m freestyle A and B finals, the women's 50m freestyle B final, the men's 200m individual medley A final, the men's 200m butterfly, the men's 4x100m medley relay and the women's 4x100m medley relay at the Taurama Aquatics and Leisure Centre in Port Moresby.

The team of Carter Swift, Paige Flynn, Rebecca Moynihan and Daneil Caldwell won the mixed relay in a time of 3min 35.26sec in front of Australia in second and Hawaii in third. 

Caldwell also won the men's 50m freestyle A final in a time of 23.23sec.

He beat Swift, his compatriot team-mate from the relay, by just three hundredths of a second.

The B-final meanwhile was taken by another Kiwi in the form of Jack Anderson. 

He had a slightly easier time of it, winning in 24.37 over Hawaii's Michael Petrides, who swam a time of 24.61. 

In the women's event the A final was one of the few races not won by someone from New Zealand. 

That race was taken by Australia's Rebecca Jacobson in a time of 26.05, although New Zealand did take both second and third, with Rebecca Moynihan finishing just one hundreth of a second behind Jacobsen. 

New Zealand won both of the men's and women's 4x100m medley relays today in Papua New Guinea ©Getty Images
New Zealand won both of the men's and women's 4x100m medley relays today in Papua New Guinea ©Getty Images

Normal service was resumed in the B final though, where New Zealand's Bronagh Ryan took the win in 27.25.

The golds kept coming for New Zealand, with their swimmers also claiming both gold and silver in the men's 200m individual medley.

Jonathan Rutter took the win in 2:04:07 over his compatriot Callum Prime who finished almost two seconds behind in a time of 2:05.96.

New Zealand's Quinton Hurley took bronze in the B final behind Tyler Kawakami from Hawaii in second and Tasi Limtiaco from Micronesia.

The women's 200m individual medley was another race New Zealand failed to win, but they still took silver. 

Gina McCarthy came in second with a time of 2:20.04, beaten by the Australian Lauren Gastevich, who finished in 2:19.76.

Elsewhere in the day's races, Wilrich Coetzee took another gold for New Zealand in the men's 200m butterfly, with the Kiwis also winning 4x100 metre medley relay in a time of 3:45.64 and the women's relay in 4:18.58.

Tomorrow the 10 kilometre open water swim will be the only race to take place, on what will be the event's final day.