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The Hinds defended a score of 200 all out, after having been sent in by Auckland, to lift the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield, which dates back to 1935-36.
The home side bowled out Auckland for 161 with three overs in hand.
The last time Central had won a national title, head coach Jamie Watkins' wife, former White Ferns captain Aimee Watkins (nee Mason), was captain of the side - and the rebuilding team had not so much as made a final in the intervening years, until this season. It had even headed into the showdown as the surprise top qualifier.
The match featured two stunning one-handed catches from the well-drilled Auckland Hearts, and a gutsy fightback with the bat of 56 from Holly Huddleston, who batted at No6.
Huddleston combined with another richly-experienced Hearts player in Arlene Kelly as they attempted to give their side a chance following a dramatic start to the chase, in which young White Ferns pace bowler Hannah Rowe claimed three big wickets inside the first six overs: an all-White Ferns trio of Lauren Down, captain Maddy Green and the vastly experienced Katie Perkins.
Earlier, Hinds captain Anlo van Deventer top-scored for the Hinds with 60, having formed a crucial 90-run second-wicket stand with star opening batsman Natalie Dodd before the innings fell away.
Dodd finished the season as the country's top run-scorer with 652 runs from 11 innings - also a Central Hinds record for most runs in a one-day season. It was Dodd's first summer with the Hinds, after having previously represented Northern Spirit.
Seventeen-year-old Heart Skye Bowden provided a bright spot for the beaten visiting side with her haul of four for 37 in her first final.