New Zealand beat Tahiti 3-0 on Tuesday to stay unbeaten in the third stage of Oceania World Cup qualifying, edging closer to an inter-continental playoff for a place in Brazil in 2014.

Midfielder Michael McGlinchey book-ended the match with goals in the third and 91st minutes - on either side of a Chris Killen goal - to ensure New Zealand retained its unbeaten record after four rounds of the four-team round-robin.

New Zealand beat Tahiti 2-0 in the Tahitian capital, Papeete, on Saturday after earlier wins over the Solomon Islands and New Caledonia.

New Caledonia and the Solomons were due to meet in the other fourth-round match in Noumea later Tuesday.