As top seeds for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the All Blacks have a favourable draw at the head of group C which includes Argentina and Tonga.
Each of the four pools comprises three seeded nations, and two qualifiers from either Europe, the Americas, Africa or Asia.
Pool A is clearly the group of death, headed by Australia, England and Wales.
The remaining eight of 20 teams will be decided by a global qualification process over the coming year.
England host the 2015 World Cup which starts on September the 18th.