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It took the 25-year-old 328 deliveries and 429 minutes at the crease to achieve the milestone.
Earlier in the innings, he and East Christchurch Shirley clubmate Ken McClure combined for a 221-run fourth-wicket partnership, before McClure was dismissed for 152.
Carter isn't new to big achievements. In January he made headlines by becoming the first New Zealander to hit six sixes in one over.
The miraculous achievement came in Canterbury's T20 win over Northern Districts at Hagley Oval,
At the tea break today Carter was not out on 217. Canterbury was 526/6 and lead Wellington by 210 runs. Earlier Canterbury bowled the Plunket Shield leaders out for 316 in their first innings.
The four-day match at MainPower Oval finishes tomorrow.