The 34-year-old, a two-time World Cup winner, made his debut in 2004 and played 81 tests.
He is the third most capped Blues player in history with 127 games to date, behind fellow All Blacks Keven Mealamu (164) and Tony Woodcock (137).
One of the highlights of his All Blacks career was playing all but one minute of the All Blacks' successful 2011 World Cup campaign.
He had a two-year stint overseas playing in Japan before returning to New Zealand and playing his way back into the All Blacks.
Kaino scored 12 test tries.