Farmers are anxiously waiting to see whether or not Labour will choose to govern alone or bring in the Green Party.
In one the elections biggest surprises the strong National electorate of Rangitata - swung with Labour candidate Jo Luxton winning the seat- becoming the first Labour MP to do so.
Farmers in the area say they voted strategically for Labour so they could hold the majority and govern without The Greens.
RNZ's Sally Murphy reports.