The All Whites have completed two wins from two games during the recent international window.
New Zealand followed up their 2-1 win over Caribbean side Curacao at the weekend with a 1-0 win over Bahrain in Manama.
Italy-based Niko Kirwan scored the winner in the 88th minute.
The wins, both against higher ranked nations, should result in an improvement in their current ranking of 121.
The next international window is from November 8th to 16th.
The Oceania World Cup qualifying tournament is set to take place in January in the Middle East with the winner of that then set to play a team from the America’s for a place at the World Cup finals in Qatar.