A tight-lipped Green Party leader has emerged from a meeting with the Labour Party saying talks between the two parties were "warm and constructive".
When media pressed James Shaw on what was discussed behind closed doors he said he couldn't give specifics but that if was about "forming a government".
He also said "several" of the Greens policies - which wouldn't be a "surprise" to anyone - had been discussed.
"I know it's kinda frustrating for everyone but we've just got to conduct these negotiations in good faith and essentially confidentially and we've got to observe that for everybody."
When asked if he thought there would be a Labour-led government, Mr Shaw said he was confident there could be one soon.
Labour will be conducting their negotiations with NZ First this afternoon.