The Aussies came out of the gold medal match with their sixth straight Commonwealth Games title.
The 4-1 win scored New Zealand a first ever hockey gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
Goalie Grace O'Hanlon helped the Black Sticks to the Commonwealth Games final.
The NZ hockey women beat England in a penalty shootout.
The NZ women beat Scotland 6-1, but their veteran limped off.
Tessa Jopp has been replaced after the teams' medical crew withdrew the midfielder from the squad.
All you need to know about New Zealand's hockey prospects at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
New Zealand will send a veteran side to the Commonwealth Games next month.
Accuser tells court of alleged abuse by former Olympian Arthur Parkin.
New Zealand were beaten by Japan in a thrilling shootout in the bronze-medal playoff.
The New Zealanders' dominant second-half display saw them clinch a 6-2 win in Hamilton
Coach Darren Smith has named a 23-strong squad for the men's hockey series.
Wellington will become the first southern hemisphere city to host an outdoor game.
The Netherlands didn't concede a single goal in the entire tournament.
New Zealand have completed a stunning reversal in form and are one win away from being crowned champions.