Waikato have booked a meeting with three-time defending champions Canterbury in the final of the Farah Palmer Cup.
The Waikato women have beaten the Manawatu Cyclones 31-17 in the second semi-final in Hamilton, after leading 19-0 at halftime.
Black Ferns Sevens star Stacey Fluhler scored both of Waikato's second-half tries, after captain Chelsea Alley, prop Tanya Kalounivale and winger Cheylle Robins-Reti had dotted down in the first-half.
Paige Lush and Rangimarie Sturmey scored consolation tries for Manawatu in the final 20 minutes.
It will be Waikato's first final since 2014 and they will be hoping Fluhler is available after she limped off the field late in the second-half.
Canterbury will host the Farah Palmer Cup decider in Christchurch on Saturday afternoon.