Ameliaranne Ekenasio missed the start of the season on medical leave.
Imports Ama Agbeze and George Fisher are already making their mark in NZ netball.
The two-time world championship winner has passed away after a brief battle with cancer.
The Northern Mystics inflicted a third straight loss on the pre-season favourites.
The 33-year-old and her husband have announced the arrival of their daughter.
Northern Stars and Southern Steel hold the top spots on the ladder after Sunday's wins.
The Stars have moved back to the top of the table.
The Auckland side was lead by teen star shooter Grace Nweke who missed just four shots.
The Silver Ferns captain is back training with the ANZ Premiership champions.
"I think it's what makes netball great at the moment."
Can you score the perfect 10?
The Australian Diamonds shooter missed just four attempts at goal during the match.
The Central Pulse lost 57-53 in Palmerston North.
Silver Ferns captain Ameliaranne Ekenasio will miss the start of the ANZ Premiership after reveling her struggles with mental health.
"They're always happy to see you, regardless of how poorly or how well you've performed."
Several high-profile athletes have had to step away from competition, due to fatigue.
The Central Pulse shooter will miss the start of the ANZ Premiership.
The back-to-back champions begin 2021 with a new captain and new coach.
After a disappointing 2020, the Stars will be out to break their title drought.
"Honestly therapy has saved my life in the past," says Amerliaranne Ekenasio.