National Party leader Bill English is currently meeting with a member of the Green Party's post-election negotiating team - but those advocating for a "teal deal" shouldn't get too excited.

Green Party campaign committee member Andrew Campbell was named in the party's negotiating team last week.

His day job is senior media relations advisor for New Zealand Rugby, and it was in that role that Campbell visited Parliament today, accompanying members of the World Cup-winning Black Ferns.

Bill English meets members of the world champion Black Ferns. Photo Nicholas Jones.
Bill English meets members of the world champion Black Ferns. Photo Nicholas Jones.

The players posed for photos with English on Parliament's steps, before being taken up to his office on the ninth floor, along with Campbell.


After the photo opportunity assembled media asked English when he would be meeting with Winston Peters, but he refused to answer questions on the matter.

"We'll deal with that later...we'll let you know," English said.

Peters could meet English and Labour leader Jacinda Ardern tomorrow. He was meeting with his MPs this morning, carrying on a caucus meeting that went for most of the day and into the night yesterday.

This afternoon Peters will attend the funeral of party stalwart Joyce Robertson in Tauranga.

"We were truly blessed to have someone as exceptional as Joyce in the party - and at 92 she was still working on the election campaign," Peters said.

Yesterday Green Party leader James Shaw dismissed talk of a possible Green-National deal as "noise and no signal".

"Our job is to form a new government with the Labour Party. That's what I said on election night, that's what I campaigned on for the last 18 months," Shaw said.

He said there was no substance to the speculation and while he had said he was happy to talk to National leader Bill English if he called, English was yet to call.