Australia have taken out the 2016 Four Nations tournament by dismantling New Zealand 34-8 at Liverpool's famed Anfield Stadium.
The Kangaroos' first Four Nations win since 2011 ensured the perfect start to Mal Meninga's career as Australian coach.
The Kiwis were looking to respond from their embarrassing 18-all draw with Scotland last weekend but had no answers for the Kangaroos.
At one point deep into the first half the Kiwis were completing sets well under 40 per cent in a fair reflection of their struggles.
At game's end, Kangaroos halfback Cooper Cronk was named Player of the Tournament.