The Silver Ferns have begun the Quad Series with a 63-27 demolition of South Africa in Adelaide.
Irene van Dyk top scored, landing 28 from 28 attempts, with New Zealand using all four shooters throughout the match.
Defender Katrina Grant produced an impressive eight intercepts and three deflections.
In the earlier game, Australia defeated England 64-40.
Coach Wai Taumaunu gave almost the entire squad court time with Bailey Mes making her debut in the mid-court.
Laura Langman says it was a mixed performance from New Zealand.
"At times there were beautiful passages of play and execution was top notch and at other times I think the wheels fell off a bit."
Langman has commended debutant Bailey Mes who debuted in mid-court.
"Bailey did a really good job coming out for her debut and obviously it's not an easy thing to do, you're nervous if anything, so I thought she did really well."
She says the competition has a purpose despite the one-sided scoreboards.
"We have very little teams in my opinion that are really competitive so if we keep building the gap between the nations, making it more competitive, it's going to be a great spectacle."
New Zealand next plays England in Newcastle on Wednesday.
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