Eloise Blackwell is now focused on finding a way back into the squad.
The para swimming great will miss her investiture ceremony after getting the coronavirus but still plans to head to the Commonwealth Games later this month.
Down has withdrawn from the Games squad in order to prioritise her well-being, citing a need to take time away from the game, while Kerr is still recovering from an injury.
After missing Silver Fern selection for this year's Commonwealth Games, Aliyah Dunn will feature in New Zealand's new women's basketball league.
It comes off the back of the team's best performance at the world champs in 30 years.
Organisers and players are hoping to get big turnouts at the event - including a sold-out Eden Park for the opening day.
Despite being the attacking side for most of the match, the Ferns were unable to convert the pressure into a goal in Spain.
Six touring sides will arrive on New Zealand shores to take on the Black Caps and White Ferns next summer.
Former skipper Ameliaranne Ekenasio named in reserves as coach Noeline Taurua shakes things up.
It would’ve been the first time a Kiwi side has reached the final eight since 1991.
The side is one win away from a quarterfinal spot at the world champs, which would be their best finish in 30 years.
The American will have at least one more competitive match before playing singles at Wimbledon as a wild-card entry.
After nearly a year out, Williams' form in the women's doubles at the Eastbourne International bodes well for another tilt at Wimbledon.
Star power and new talent make up the Kiwi Ferns squad named to face Tonga at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday.
Jaycin Tini watched her mum Jody Cameron represent the Tall Ferns at the Olympics. Now 27, she is flipping the script.
Dame Noeline Taurua named 27 triallists for this week's four-day camp in Wellington, with a final team of 12 to be named for Birmingham.
The Black Ferns routed the USA with an eight-try 50-6 win in Whangārei to wrap up their undefeated Pacific Four series campaign on a high.
The Silver Ferns coach named 27 athletes for trials before she names her final team for Birmingham.
Head coach Wayne Smith hailed 'phenomenal' wings Ruby Tui and Ayesha Leti-I'iga after his team's shutout Test victory against Canada.
Two tries for star wing set the tone for New Zealand's Test victory over Canada as they bounce back from two yellow cards.