Former All Blacks boss Steve Hansen says Rugby Australia has "gone missing" in the past when NZ Rugby has needed help.
Warren Gatland says the Lions could warm up for their tour of South Africa with a game against New Zealand, and Steve Hansen backs the idea.
Steve Hansen has accepted a mentoring, consulting and advising role at Toyota Verblitz.
Steve Hansen enjoyed a hugely successful spell in charge of New Zealand and the search for his replacement is under way.
Playmaker Beauden Barrett has suggested New Zealand should promote from within, hailing Ian Foster as a "very intelligent coach".
Six of the top seven teams in the world rankings will start life with a new coach following the Rugby World Cup.
Kieran Read ended his All Blacks career on a high against Wales, with outgoing coach Steve Hansen paying tribute to New Zealand's captain.
Head coach Steve Hansen expressed his pride in the way New Zealand responded to being dethroned by hammering Wales.
New Zealand put on a show in Steve Hansen's last game in charge, Ben Smith scoring two of their six tries in an emphatic win.
New Zealand have to "hit the reset button" in their Rugby World Cup bronze match, says outgoing head coach Steve Hansen.