Another Test rugby record looms into view for the All Blacks this weekend but, as usual, their motivation lies elsewhere.

Victory over Australia in the third Bledisloe Cup Test at Dunedin on Saturday would be New Zealand's 30th in succession on home soil.

It will equal their own world record, set from 2003 to 2008, underlining the world champions' dominance on the Test scene over the last decade.

However, reaching landmarks is rarely used to motivate the players.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says they're driven internally by performance goals, which means the dead rubber nature of this Test shouldn't matter.

He says they will want to ensure standards don't drop, two weeks after the 38-27 triumph against South Africa in Johannesburg which secured the Rugby Championship attracted widespread praise.

"We've come off a great win and everyone has given us a pat on the back," Hansen said.

"We've got two choices. We can either be like pigs in mud and roll in it and say how good we are, or get back to work and show we can still improve.

"You're never going to be perfect but you're got to strive to be perfect."

The All Blacks' home streak stretches back to the 30-27 loss to South Africa in 2009.

Sitting behind New Zealand's two mammoth winning runs, England sits third in the history books with a 22-game home streak, from 1999 to 2003.

The All Blacks are then fourth (16 home wins from 1987-90) and fifth (15 from 1995-98).

Offering some hope to the Wallabies is Saturday's venue.

Of New Zealand's last five home losses, dating back to 2001, three have come in Dunedin.