Jacindamania has well and truly returned in New Zealand as the October 17 election draws closer.
The superstar prime minister has been mobbed by well-wishers at a mall and a university in Wellington, where local enthusiasm matches Labour's dominant polling.
Hundreds of locals were on hand to welcome Jacinda Ardern to Queensgate Shopping Centre in Lower Hutt on Tuesday, desperate for a selfie and a smile from the PM.
The scenes were similar on Monday in Hamilton, and will no doubt be the same in Christchurch and Auckland for the final few days of the campaign.
For local MPs, a visit from the 40-year-old is manna from heaven, as they hope some of Ms Ardern's stardust will settle on their shoulders.
Local candidate Ginny Anderson, out to pry the marginal seat of Hutt South from incumbent Chris Bishop, said she'd never been in a crowd like it.
"It was fantastic. There was so much love," she said.
"Everyone was really polite and respectful and they just wanted to have a photo and meet the prime minister."
After spending around half an hour in the crush, Ms Ardern said her goodbyes and headed off to her next campaign stop: Victoria University.
She wasn't the only leader on campus - Greens co-leader James Shaw was also visiting on the campaign trail.
While Mr Shaw spent around an hour chatting with students, no more than a handful at a time, with little fuss, Ms Ardern brought the joint to a standstill.
Hundreds gathered in the main hall, jostling for a view of the Labour leader, who drew laughs as she recalled dropping out of the university honours program to chase a career in politics.
She spent ten minutes talking about climate change, mental health and university funding - and twice as long posing for photos.
"The couple of campuses we've done, the turnout has been really good," Ms Ardern said.
"I think that speaks to a really engaged population - not just our young people - I get the feeling the turnout is solid and advance voting is solid."
So far, 1.3 million Kiwis have cast ballots through advance voting - surpassing the early voting figure from 2017 with four days remaining.
The comparison between Labour's energy and the back-to-basics campaign being run by opposition National is stark.
Alternative prime minister Judith Collins was also in the capital region on Tuesday, heading north to Wellington's satellite settlements to promise a new road.
In recent days, Ms Collins has become fixated on the Greens, Labour's left-wing government partner.
The Greens are pledging a wealth tax that would impact the richest six per cent of New Zealanders.
Ms Ardern has repeatedly ruled this out, but it hasn't stopped Ms Collins arguing Labour would be forced to do it should the parties combine for the next government.
"People aren't stupid," she said.
"Labour will take the Greens with them ... Labour wants to have the Greens with them at every single moment so they can use them as the excuse for not doing what they promise to do.
"They will put in a wealth tax because that is what they want to do."