Carter breaks record as NZ beat Wales
Fly-half Carter, who was two short of the Test record before the final match of the All Blacks' November tour, overtook Englishman Jonny Wilkinson's previous mark of 1,178 with his second successful kick of the game.
The 28-year-old ended the day with 13 points, taking his overall tally to 1,189.
Wales got the clash off to a good start as Stephen Jones kicked his first penalty of the afternoon inside two minutes when New Zealand were penalised for being off their feet.
It did not take long for the All Blacks to counter though, with new star Sonny Bill Williams cutting a swathe through the Welsh defence before finding Isaia Toeava, who in turn fed Hosea Gear to touch down in the corner.
Carter, who endured a shocking first half with the boot, promptly missed the conversion but successfully claimed the world record by kicking a penalty moments later.
The Kiwi fly-half missed another penalty in the 12th minute after Wales were penalised at the scrum but the miss was not a massive loss to the visitors as full-back Mils Muliaina skipped through a host of Welsh defenders before crossing for New Zealand's second try.
Carter hooked the conversion wide as he continued to struggle with his radar before Stephen Jones also missed an attempt at goal, albeit a long-range penalty kick.
Wales managed to reduce the deficit when they produced a strong second quarter, Stephen Jones kicking penalties in the 33rd and 39th minutes to leave Wales trailing just 13-9 at the interval, with Carter missing another shot on goal just before the break.
The second half began in much the same manner as Wales pressed the All Blacks deep into their own half.
But the final pass still proved elusive, even after Kiwi substitute Daniel Braid was sin-binned for failing to roll away in a tackle on James Hook five metres from the New Zealand try-line.
Stephen Jones happily took the three points, but almost immediately after New Zealand were back on the attack as the Welsh fly-half failed to find touch with a penalty clearance.
Gear used his superior strength and pace to race down the left wing and hold off George North, as the teenager struggled to pull his New Zealand counter-part into touch.
Carter added the conversion before landing another penalty that also welcomed Braid back on to the field, his time in the bin duly served.
Stephen Jones ensured a few tense moments for the All Blacks as he added another two penalties to bring Wales back within one score, but - almost predictably - New Zealand promptly stretched their lead again.
Hook took too long to clear and was caught by Muliaina with Jerome Kaino on hand to juggle with the loose ball before spreading it across the field where substitute Anthony Boric fed wing Toeava, who had easy dive for New Zealand's fourth try.
Soon after Carter had kicked the conversion, the All Blacks had their fifth, with Jimmy Cowan and Muliaina combining to set up replacement prop Afoa, who out-paced the Wales cover to touch down in under the posts.
Wales had the last say with Lee Byrne finally exploiting a gap in the New Zealand defence to score a consolation try, which Stephen Jones converted with the last kick of the game.
But it was too little, too late for Wales, who produced an improved performance from the draw with Fiji but still failed to prevent New Zealand completing their third Grand Slam in five years.