Potential new Auckland Central MP, the Green Party's Chloe Swarbrick told Mike Hosking he was thrilled, but it was "early days still".
Swarbrick said the Green Party had "thrown everything" at a local campaign.
She said it was "exciting times we are in the race" with about 60 per cent of the vote still to be counted.
She put the current result "down to campaigning, and campaigning works". That included doorknocking right throughout the Auckland Central electorate.
"We are stoked. But again, still early days," Swarbrick said.
She said tonight's result could be "historic" for the Green Party.
When asked if she thought the Green Party would be invited to join a coalition with Labour even if Labour had a clear majority, she said that would be "an interesting one". She said it was "far too early" to elaborate further.
Listen above as Labour's Grant Robertson and Stuart Nash join Mike Hosking and Barry Soper as well