Maheno has come away from the North Otago premier final as bridesmaid once again.
Rata has won the Southland wide league for the first time in 13 years after beating Invercargill St Mary's 45-31 in the final at Stadium Southland on Thursday night.
Noeline Taurua will remain in charge of the Silver Ferns for their next two international campaigns.
The best two teams in the Southland-wide league showed their dominance in semifinals on Thursday night in Gore.
The South Canterbury Development XV outplayed the North Otago Development side 13-3 in wet, cold conditions at Whitestone Contracting Stadium in Oamaru on Saturday.
Southern Magpies and Physed A will meet in a replay of last year's Dunedin premier club grand final.
The most anticipated match of the seventh and final regular-season round of the Southland Wide Netball League on Thursday night was between defending champion Gore Ex-High and Invercargill St Mary's.
In the only game of the day that had any bearing on the top four, St Hilda's Senior A upset a depleted Markham's College A.
Valley Gold retained its unbeaten run in premier grade, repelling the attack of Waitaki Lightning Strike on Saturday to win 32-26.
The sixth and penultimate round of the Southland-wide netball league was played on Thursday night at Stadium Southland.
If Liverpool was in the spotlight, perhaps you could say Dunedin was the backstage of the Silver Ferns' victory.
In the only close game of the day Physed A got up over top-of-the-table South Pacific Titans A, 56-50 in Dunedin club netball on Saturday.
Last season's champion team, Valley Gold, took the lead in North Otago premier netball when it beat previous co-leader Maheno Green on Saturday, 39-27.