National's Steven Joyce and Labour's Stuart Nash join Mike Hosking for politics Wednesday.
Napier MP Stuart Nash said it's good to see more provincial MPs joining him in the Labour caucus, after a strong election night revival.
National's campaign manager Steven Joyce says he's thrilled at the result, in which National were once again the largest party in Parliament.
He also expressed regret at the defeat of Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell, who had been an ally of the last National government.
The topic that dominated discussions - which way will Winston Peters and New Zealand First go in coalition negotiations?