The Silver Ferns have bounced back from a string of daunting setbacks during the week to open their Quad Series campaign with a stunning 65-39 win over England.
The world champion Australian Diamonds have opened the Netball Quad Series with a predictably dominant win over South Africa.
Steel defender Jane Watson is used to battling for her place in the starting side.
It didn't take long for the realities of the Silver Ferns' top job to hit home for Janine Southby.
At a time when the Silver Ferns are going through a period of major transition on and off the court, there is at least one area that has resisted change: the midcourt.
It's a new netball era for the Silver Ferns, but the perennial issue remains: shooting depth.
Former Silver Ferns captain Casey Kopua will return to top-level netball next season after re-signing with the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic.
Southern Magpies are the premier A grade champions for the fifth year in a row after beating Phys Ed A 58-53 at the Edgar Centre in Dunedin last night.
There were mixed emotions in the Steel camp when the Silver Ferns team was announced yesterday.
Defender Storm Purvis might be preferred by the Silver Ferns but she is shopping around for a new franchise after slipping down the pecking order at the Steel.
It will be a repeat of last year when Phys Ed A and Southern Magpies meet in the premier A grade final tonight.
The Southern Steel has two new Silver Ferns.
When a bunch of university students decided to get a club netball team together, they did not anticipate they would end up needing to be moved up two grades.
Steel defensive duo Jane Watson and Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit have re-signed for the southern franchise next season.
Returning Steel midcourter Gina Crampton said the franchise has "unfinished business" after she and two other key players from this year’s campaign confirmed they would be back next year.
Phys Ed A came from behind to beat University Albion A 50-47 at the end of round three of the premier A grade competition at the Edgar Centre last night.
The Southern Steel has secured its second key signing for next year, after veteran midcourter and captain Wendy Frew announced she will be back for another year.
Southern Magpies secured another win in round three of the premier A grade competition after beating Phys Ed A 63-55 at the Edgar Centre last night.
Netball New Zealand says it is undeterred by the movement of two of the ANZ Championship's top coaches to Australia as the recruitment battle sparked by this year's transtasman split heats up.
Former Melbourne Vixens coach Julie Hoornweg has been named to lead the new Auckland franchise in the inaugural season of the ANZ elite netball league.