The Silver Ferns coach admits they "weren't up to it", as the Aussies levelled the four-match series at 1-1.
A messy performance form the world champs saw the visitors level the trans-Tasman series.
All the action from Horncastle Arena as the Silver Ferns attempt to take a 2-0 series lead.
The world No.1 netballers fell to the world champions in the Constellation Cup opener at Christchurch.
The world champs won game one in an empty stadium under COVID-19 lockdown.
All the action from the opening match of the series in Christchurch.
"I can tell you it's not an insignificant amount of money for us as a women's sport."
But the rookie midcourter faces competition for her place in the line-up against Australia.
The shooter will make her comeback from injury in next month's series against Australia.
Dame Noeline Taurua has extended her contract until the end of 2023.
The Blackcaps, Joseph Parker, the America's Cup - could the unthinkable happen?
Shooter Caitlin Bassett says her side faces unfamiliar obstacles for next month's Constellation Cup.
After a year sidelined, the shooter "smashed" coach Dame Noeline Taurua's infamous fitness tests.
Coach Dame Noleine Taurua turned the national netball programme around with her high expectations.
The Silver Ferns and Australia will play four matches in March.
The former Central Pulse star has played second fiddle for the last two seasons.
Will New Zealand ever see another women's dual international?
The team wants to capitalise on their momentum from the recent domestic quad series.
The shooting partnership between Maia Wilson and Ameliaranne Ekenasio highlighted victory over England.
The world champions were dominant, producing their best performance of the series.