Candidates from the wee aprties rarely make a serious attempt to win an electorate.
They stand to get their party profile and generally campaign only for the party vote.
They can, however, have an impact on who wins the seat by splitting the vote.
The Green Party says it will seek another candidate to replace Max Coyle, who stood down after no disclosure of his political links was made when his partner was interviewed by the Waikato Times.
Labour will be hoping they don’t find anyone.
McIndo McIndoe Macindoe won the seat with a majority of 1,618 in 2008 when the Green candidate attracted 1,389 votes.
Without a Green candidate to split the left vote the seat could be far more marginal.