Highlanders flanker and former co-captain Shane Christie will not play for Tasman this year, as his 2017 season fails to get off the ground.
The Highlanders have signed a prop for the 2019 season and beyond but have no idea whether they can get hold of him for next season.
Australian prop Tyrel Lomax has signed with the Highlanders for 2019 and 2020 seasons.
The Highlanders are still working on finding a replacement defence coach but former Crusaders assistant coach Tabai Matson is not in the reckoning.
He thought someone was pulling his leg when he got a call from the Highlanders coach but Josh Ioane is proving he is ready for the big show.
It has been a quick five seasons for Highlanders assistant coach Scott McLeod, who is about to join the All Black coaching set-up. He looks back at his time with the franchise with Steve Hepburn.
Ben Smith is about take a break from the game. But is that the correct choice? Jeff Cheshire says it is a welcome break for Smith while Steve Hepburn feels Smith may be unwise in putting his feet up.
The Highlanders have a new leader and he is the old enemy.
Former All Blacks centre Aaron Mauger has been appointed as the new coach of the Highlanders for three years from 2018.
Malakai Fekitoa is off to France. Marty Banks has a gig in Italy. Patrick Osborne is heading to Japan.
Highlanders ended their season in the first week of the playoffs. But overall there were more ups than downs in 2017 for the franchise. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn looks back at the season.
The Highlanders were happy to play their quarterfinal on Saturday and had given themselves a deadline of getting to Christchurch which they met.
The new Highlanders head coach should be named next month but the drums appear to be beating for Aaron Mauger.
Everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong for the Highlanders in Christchurch on Saturday night.
Tony Brown wants to come back and coach the Highlanders and he is backing next year’s coaching regime.
Ben Smith is set to formally announce his sabbatical over the next few days but the quarterfinal loss to the Crusaders will take a while to swallow.
If the weather stays as awful as it has been, stick the mortgage on the Crusaders.
See how the action unfolded in the Highlanders' Super Rugby quarterfinal against the Crusaders in Christchurch.
The temptation to go overseas is always there, Highlanders co-captain Ash Dixon says, but a serious injury earlier in the season made him realise what is important to him.
One leaves in the morning and one stays in the afternoon.