In a very brief statement issued on Wednesday evening, Winston Peters' NZ First says we can expect to find out who the Government will be on Thursday afternoon.
Here's the NZ First statement.
New Zealand First will be in a position tomorrow afternoon to make an announcement on the result of negotiations following the 2017 General Election.
New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters said he had spoken to the leaders of the National Party and the Labour Party today and, amongst other matters, advised them of that.
New Zealand First's caucus spent Wednesday talking in Bowen House, after meeting with their board over Monday and Tuesday.
Just before 5pm Wednesday, MP Fletcher Tabuteau left the building, telling Newshub that talks were now “at a stage now where the caucus is no longer needed”.
Peters did not front to media after sending out the statement. MPs Shane Jones and Ron Mark declined to comment as they passed media in Bowen House Wednesday evening.
National Party leader Bill English later sent out a statement saying he would update his MPs on the coalition talks Thursday morning:
“National is holding a caucus meeting tomorrow at 11am in Wellington to provide MPs with an update on coalition talks. A separate teleconference will then take place with the National Party board. We stress that we have had no indication of what decision New Zealand First will make. We have no further comment at this stage.”
Meanwhile, a Labour party spokesman said Labour's leadership team would hold a teleconference with the party's caucus at 11am to provide them with an update, although a NZF decision isn't expected to be known by then.
The Green Party was reported to not be holding its delegates' conference call on Wednesday night - Thursday will also be the day for them. See more on that here.