The legendary All Blacks have arrived in Newcastle, ahead of their Rugby World Cup match next weekend.
New Zealand will take on Tonga on 9 October at St James' Park.
They flew into Durham Tees Valley Airport last night, and will train at Darlington Mowden Park.
The Magpies have moved to allay any worries about the pitch at St James' Park following the Rugby World Cup matches.
Officers have thanked rugby fans from across the world and local people after Newcastle successfully hosted three World Cup matches.
Scotland are into the World Cup quarter-finals, but only after a nerve-shredding 36-33 win over Samoa in Newcastle.