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Waikato gained a precious 34-24 away win against Hawke's Bay to lock up one of the top two positions, while Wellington lost to Otago 8-7.
The opening round resulted in all travelling teams recording a win, while four bonus points were handed out in a nailbiting round.
Manawatu took the first round bye.
To view the Round One results for the Women's Provincial Championship, click here.
To view the Round Two preview for the Women's Provincial Championship, click here.