Dan carter has signed with New Zealand Rugby and the Crusaders until 2015. This ends speculation that he would return to France after the Rugby World Cup finished in October 2011.
here in his words is the youtube announcement:
What does it mean for NZ Rugby
This is great news for the Union as it had looked like they would haemorrhage stars to the northern hemisphere after the Rugby World Cup and particularly France where the salary cap increase has given them massive spending power to attract the top players to the Top 14 Competition and European Cups.