All Blacks star hails Canterbury fans as "the best in the world" after playing his final Christchurch test.
Southbridge, the club that spawned Dan Carter, has plans to bestow an "honorary doctorate" on the All Blacks great.
Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder says his 2016 squad is now almost complete after confirming the signings of young first five-eighths Marty McKenzie and Richie Mo'unga.
Marty McKenzie has been confirmed as a Crusader for the 2016 Super Rugby season.
Having dropped well down the pecking order, the giant lock is looking forward to a fresh start with the Chiefs.