A coaching change is looming, with Scott Robertson preparing to take over from Ian Foster at the conclusion of the tournament.
Foster’s side have found their groove in recent months, though, winning the Rugby Championship over the summer to suggest they may just be hitting their stride at the right time.
And the All Blacks look set to make the last eight after bouncing back from a first ever pool stage defeat to France on the opening night of the tournament.
Here is the World Cup schedule for New Zealand and their possible route to the final. Get all the latest Rugby World Cup odds here.
New Zealand pool fixtures:
Friday 8 September: France 27-13 New Zealand (Stade de France, Paris)
Friday 15 September: New Zealand 71-3 Namibia, Pool A (Stadium de Toulouse)
Friday 29 September: New Zealand 96-17 Italy, Pool A (OL Stadium, Lyon)
Thursday 5 October: New Zealand vs Uruguay, Pool A (Lyon, 8pm)
Saturday 14 October: Quarter-Final 2 (Winner Pool B vs Runner-Up Pool A) - Paris, 8pm
Sunday 15 October: Quarter-Final 4 (Winner Pool A vs Runner-Up Pool B) - Paris, 8pm
Friday 20 October: Semi-Final 1 (Winner of QF1 vs Winner of QF2) - Paris, 8pm
Saturday 21 October: Semi-Final 2 (Winner of QF4 vs Winner of QF4) - Paris, 8pm
Saturday 28 October: Winner of SF1 vs Winner of SF2, Paris, 8pm