Last year's two finalists both scored convincing victories to open up their new campaigns in the ANZ trans-tasman netball competition.
Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic got straight back into top form as they scored a 51-38 victory over the Northern Mystics in Auckland.
Fielding 6 Silver Ferns the Magic were too slick right across the court for the Mystics.
In Sydney, champions New South Wales Swifts avenged their only loss to a New Zealand side last season with a 62-45 victory over the Canterbury Tactix.
The Swifts were also far too good across the court for the Tactix.