Revenge was on the mind of the Hockeyroos as they dominated Commonwealth Games champions New Zealand on their home turf in the final of a women's tri-series tournament.
The Australians thumped the Black Sticks 4-1 on Sunday in the decider of a week-long event in the Central Otago town of Cromwell.
In temperatures that bordered on freezing in most of their games, Paul Gaudoin had his team playing an up-tempo style that New Zealand and Japan couldn't match.
Twin hammerings of New Zealand in the round-robin phase - by scorelines of 4-1 and 3-0 - was followed by another compelling display on Sunday.
The team marked captain Emily Smith's 200th international with a performance she said was driven by the heartache of falling short on the Gold Coast six weeks earlier.
"Obviously after the Comm Games we were disappointed that we couldn't perform in a pressure game," she said.
"We were using this as a chance to improve and practise playing in finals, and work out how to win in a pressure situation."
Smith provided drive in the middle of the turf while Stephanie Kershaw, Kristina Bates and young forward Rosie Malone were standout performers on attack.
Gaudoin told AAP that players such as late tournament call-up Malone would heap pressure at the selection table for the World Cup in London, starting in July.
Those who performed in the tri-series final may have the inside running when the final cull is made in three weeks.
Jodie Kenny scored the lone goal of the first quarter from a penalty stroke before New Zealand responded via a diving Sam Harrison from a penalty corner.
Malone put the visitors back in front on the stroke of halftime through a fierce reverse stick shot.
Brooke Peris set up the third goal to Emily Hurtz and scored the fourth herself to virtually guarantee victory with a quarter still to play.