New Zealand and the World battle in the annual Mount Isa Waitangi day game.

WAITANGI MATCH: New Zealand takes on the World in netball at Wellington oval, Mount Isa. Photos: Melissa North

WAITANGI MATCH: New Zealand takes on the World in netball at Wellington oval, Mount Isa. Photos: Melissa North

Competition was fierce at the Waitangi Day netball game on Saturday morning when New Zealand took on The World at Wellington oval.

The sign on day and Waitangi day match was a success with many players, newbies and spectators attending.

After the national anthems of both New Zealand and Australia were sung by Sabrina Gasio, the Waitangi game was played in four-ten minute quarters.

Spectators were treated to a showdown when both teams fought like champions.

The teams drew in an action-packed first quarter.

New Zealand took the lead in the second quarter by two points but by the third quarter the two teams were in a draw again.

The last quarter saw New Zealand amp up the pace and blow the World out of the court with a victorious 27-17 win.