Both defending champs are off the pace after two rounds of the National Hockey League.
A 3-2 second round loss to Auckland has the champion North Harbour men's side in third place behind its northern neighbour and leader Canterbury.
The Wellington women are second to last after failing to secure a win so far.
In its second game Wellington led Central 2 nil after four minutes but ended up being defeated 3-2.
North Harbour head the women's competition from Central.