The Australian Diamonds delivered another ruthless display on Sunday to snuff out any hope of an England upset.
Laura Langman knows how it sounds but can see positives for the Silver Ferns.
Jamie-Lee Price says there was never much doubt she would pick New Zealand over Australia.
Silver Ferns coach emphasises stability as she names squad to play this month's two-test series against England.
Bailey Mes' performance against Australia on Wednesday offers great encouragement for the Silver Ferns.
Just as they did in the past nine tests against the Ferns, Australia proved their superiority last night.
On court or off, Casey Kopua will play an integral part in the Wai-BoP Magic's next trans-Tasman season.
LIAM NAPIER - StuffDon't expect Australia to take the foot off the Silver Ferns' throat tonight, they want a whitewash.
Australian team dominant on-court but, off-court, coach says country lags behind NZ with view towards women.
New Tactix coach Sue Hawkins wants to instil a ruthless, no-nonsense Australian attitude into her players for next season.
It's ironic that Casey Kopua's replacement is coming back from a second knee reconstruction.
Silver Ferns at opposite end of the age and experience spectrum reluctantly relish chance.
Sliver Ferns captain Casey Kopua faces potentially career-defining scans on her left knee today.
Inspirational captain ruled out of remainder of NZ's test programme for 2014 with injury.
A tearful Casey Kopua was carried from the court on a stretcher, but stoically left the arena on crutches.
Casey Kopua's record-setting test as Silver Ferns captain ends in despair as NZ go down 47-34.
Caitlin Bassett a problem for the Silver Ferns to deal with, but so too is Natalie Medhurst.
They Silver Ferns have "still got a bit of a Grand Canyon to close down" if they are to beat Australia.
HAMISH BIDWELL - The Dominion PostOPINION: The Silver Ferns still have it in them to beat Australia, but they need to get their shooters firing.
Bundaberg-born shooter did not look out of place despite the challenges posed by a new playing environment.
An upbeat Cathrine Latu reveals she no longer beats herself up after shooting for the Silver Ferns.
For all the talk of an improved Silver Ferns, Australia coach doesn't want fans and players to miss the key fact.
Silver Ferns take plenty of positives from Diamonds test despite going down 49-40, captain Casey Kopua says.
World champions hold their nerve down the stretch to secure a tense 49-40 victory over the Silver Ferns.
Tegan Caldwell says Australia have the momentum to beat Silver Ferns tonight, and keep winning all way to World Cup.
Replacing the legendary Irene van Dyk in the Silver Ferns has proved harder than Cathrine Latu had envisaged.
A dark night in Invercargill had a silver lining for at least one New Zealand netballer.
Waimarama Taumaunu admits her side currently resemble the Wallabies in netball's Bledisloe Cup equivalent.
Nailbiters have become more like blowouts but Australia intend to inflict even more pain on netball archrivals NZ.
Australia are expected to beat the Silver Ferns comfortably and it pains the Kiwis' coach.
NATHAN BURDON - Sunday Star TimesSilver Ferns captain still believes they can beat Australia, despite a sixth-straight test loss in Invercargill on Thursday.
Silver Ferns vice-captain taking loss to Australia personally, saying it was hard to watch the game-tape.
HAMISH BIDWELL - The Dominion PostOPINION: You'd have to say the lack of success is representative of New Zealand's status as netball's second-best team.
New Zealand netball discard Julianna Naoupu shoots her side to national provincial title and unbeaten tournament.
Mission to inject pride back into black dress remains work in progress after 59-42 loss to Australia in Invercargill.
Australian midcourter Kim Green's preparation for the Constellation Cup hasn't been conventional.
Waimarama Taumaunu trying to remind players that a lot of the stuff the team did in Glasgow was actually alright.
When the flags go up and the national anthems play there's likely to be a tear in Temalisi Fakahokotau's eye.
The Australian netball team are taking their inspiration from New Zealand's all-conquering All Blacks.
Australia are harbouring no grudges over Ameliaranne Wells' inclusion in the Silver Ferns squad.
The Silver Ferns get a chance to earn back some respect against Australia in Invercargill on Thursday night.
Birthday wish for a Casey Kopua cake granted. Now Silver Ferns star wants a win over arch rival Australia.
Cantabrian Anna Thompson's international career is at the crossroads after missing out on a Silver Ferns spot.
Fast5 Ferns coach says Shannon Francois and Ellen Halpenny can prove a point in the shorter format.
Irene van Dyk will make a brief return from international retirement for November's World Series in Auckland.
Retired from the international game, netball star elected to the NZ Olympic Committee's athletes commission.
Two Silver Ferns and the greatest shooter netball has known - but they can't all play for the Central Pulse.
Daring isn't a trait always associated with NZ netball. A steady-as-she-goes orthodoxy might be more appropriate.
A rare chance to be immersed in the elite world of college basketball in the United States will benefit the Southern Steel's 2015 campaign.
Ameliaranne Wells, Queensland born and bred, will now play for New Zealand against Australia.