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Labour and the Greens are chalking up the Mt Albert by-election as a successful test of how the parties will work together but stand against each other in electorates.
The parties' agreement to work together has not extended to the Greens giving Jacinda Ardern a clear run at Mt Albert - a safe Labour seat.
Housing is the top issue on the minds of both voters and candidates in this Saturday's Mt Albert by-election.
Labour's Jacinda Ardern and the Green Party's Julie Anne Genter are the leading contenders for the seat.
Economist Geoff Simmons will stand in the Mt Albert by-election for Gareth Morgan's Opportunities Party.
The Mt Albert by-election campaign will be a chance for Labour and the Greens to show they can work together, says Labour's candidate for the seat, Jacinda Ardern.
Jacinda Ardern is set to be Labour's candidate for the Mt Albert by-election after being the sole nomination.