The target has been set:
Labour sets target of 40 per cent of the party vote
Labour Party president Nigel Haworth has set campaigners the task of raising support to 40 per cent of the party vote between now and the September election.
That’s about 10 points above what it’s polling now, and would be enough to ensure a Labour/Greens alliance would have a majority in parliament without needing NZ First. …
It’s the right target, and the right reason, the left really (really) does not want to end up dependent on Winston Peters for a shot at forming a government. Much as he attacks them, Peters will always go with the Nats.