Excitement builds in Rotorua for the final test series game between the Silver Ferns and Jamaica on the weekend.
The Silver Ferns and Jamaican Sunshine Girls will battle it out in the third and final test of the New World Netball Series for the Taini Jamison Trophy tomorrow evening.
New Zealand have already wrapped up the series and trophy having won the first two tests - beating the Sunshine Girls comfortably 72-38 in the first clash played in Nelson, and 61-38 in Palmerston North on Wednesday night.
However Silver Ferns coach Janine Southby insisted the team will not be complacent despite the 2-0 series advantage and wants to "put on a show for the Rotorua crowd".
"We are absolutely not wanting to relax. We want to be the best and give it our everything," she said.
"It will be very important for us to put in a huge defensive display once again so we turn over lots of ball because that's what leads to our chances.
"The crowd can certainly expect a tight tussle and a well contested game.
"We want to show speed and flair and give a fitting display to end this special series."
Silver Ferns captain Katrina Grant said the side had been focusing on their "processes and interplay around the court" after Jamaica made her side fight a lot harder for their second test win.
"They came out fighting last time and so we know we will have a difficult test," she said.
"We have been working hard on accurate and clinical exchanges and cutting errors out.
"It's amazing to be finishing the series here in Rotorua and it's a real honour that we will have Taini there with us.
"I'm delighted to be keeping hold of this trophy."
After the final whistle blows on Saturday night local New Zealand netball icon Taini Jamison, 88, will be there to present the trophy to the Silver Ferns.
The prestigious silverware, which was introduced in 2008, is contested when any net balling nation - other than Australia - plays the Silver Ferns on New Zealand soil.
"To have the trophy named in my honour is something that I'm very proud of," said Jamison.
"I'm especially looking forward to watching all the new and exciting players that have come through in the Silver Ferns squad on the court.
"To be able to present the trophy is another honour that I keep close to my heart and I hope I'll be able to do it for a few more years yet!"
Jamison is one of the most successful Silver Ferns coaches in history with a 90 per cent winning record and as a coach of New Zealand from 1967-1971, she was the first woman to coach a New Zealand team to victory in a Netball World Cup (1967).
"From an historical point of view it is very important," said Southby.
"Everyone is looking forward to it and I expect an amazing atmosphere from such a passionate netballing city."
Jamison added: "I was born and bred right here in Rotorua so it is very fitting that we will come here to finish it off.
"And I was very happy that the series is against Jamaica because I have spent time over there coaching and training - memories that I cherish.
"It will be a very special night and so I hope Rotorua gets behind the Silver Ferns."
NWNS Taini Jamison Trophy 2016: Silver Ferns vs Jamaica Sunshine Girls, Rotorua Energy Events Centre, Saturday from 5pm