Kieran Read, All Blacks captain until last year, will return to Counties Manukau for the Mitre 10 Cup season.
Leon Fukofuka's extra-time try saw Auckland seal an amazing win over Canterbury to claim the Mitre 10 Cup title.
Thomas Waldrom has called time on a career that included five England caps and two Premiership titles.
Having been out of action since November, Dane Coles was back for Wellington on Friday as they relegated Taranaki in the Mitre 10 Cup.
Jono Gibbes will remain with Waikato until November, when he will head to France to start work with La Rochelle.