Silver Ferns fans will be craving a tight series against fierce rivals Australia after the recent series against Jamaica turned into a complete flop.
The four Test Constellation Cup starts tonight with the first Test in Auckland.
The two sides did NOT meet at the recent Commonwealth Games, where Australia came away with the gold medal, and the Silver Ferns bronze.
But there have been some changes to both sides.
Guyon Espiner spoke to sports reporter Bridget Tunnicliffe, who says the Silver Ferns needed this series.