The Silver Ferns will be practising a very specific form of selective memory loss in their three-Test netball series opener against arch-rivals Australia in Perth on Sunday.
The last time the two teams met was in the world championship final in Singapore three months ago.
The Diamonds secured a 58-57 extra-time win to exact a measure of revenge for New Zealand's double extra-time gold medal victory at the Commonwealth Games last year.
Silver Ferns captain Laura Langman, standing in for the injured Casey Williams, says the memory of yet another world championship loss to Australia still hurts.
"Certainly you never forget a scar like that," she told NZ Newswire.
"What's important is that although we choose to forget the outcome, we still need to be thinking about the learnings from it."
The Silver Ferns start a new four-year cycle with a new coach, Waimarama Taumaunu replacing the long-serving Ruth Aitken, while Australia also have a new face at the helm as Lisa Alexander takes over from the redoubtable Norma Plummer.
Langman says the changing of the guard adds a little extra zest to Sunday's match.
"Lisa and Wai will be both wanting to draw first blood so to speak... This is a great starting point looking at the next four years, so performance is very much at the forefront."
Both teams have rejigged line-ups from Singapore.
Silver Ferns midcourt pivot Temepara George has retired, while Williams and defender Katrina Grant are both injured.
For the Diamonds, captain Natalie von Bertouch is out with a foot injury and defender Mo'onia Gerrard is struggling with calf problems.
Key defender Laura Geitz, who missed the last Australia-England Test last week with a calf injury, is hopeful of making the starting seven against New Zealand.