The Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition took different stances on US President Donald Trump's behaviour, when they met separately with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday.
Bill English says it's not his position to comment on the conduct of an elected leader of another country, while Andrew Little raised a red flag about the President's behaviour.
Mr Trump's recent moves making headlines include pulling out of the Paris Agreement and targeting London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Twitter after the deadly attacks over the weekend.
Some Kiwis marked Mr Tillerson's brief visit with an 'unwelcoming' protest at Parliament - which included throwing condom filled water balloons at an effigy of Mr Trump.
Others pulled the fingers at his motorcade and gave the US flags the 'thumbs down'.
Bill English says "I don't think it is our position to comment" and he hasn't seen the tweets:
Mr English didn't comment on Mr Trump's tweets when asked by media, "I actually haven't seen those tweets. So I can't comment on it," he said.
And when pressed if he'd raised concern about his behaviour, the Prime Minister said: "I don't think it is our position to comment on the way the elected leader of another country conducts his business - we wouldn't expect him to be raising issues about my Facebook."
Mr English said he discussed New Zealand's disappointment with Mr Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.
Andrew Little says it was right to express concern about Trump's behaviour:
"I don't know what the Prime Minister is seeing and hearing from New Zealanders, every New Zealander I talk to expresses concern and sometimes alarm about the conduct of the US President.
I think it is right when the Secretary of State is in town to let the Secretary of State know that that's how New Zealanders see a country that we regard as a good friend and an important friend."
"When the United States President speaks, no matter what the medium, no matter what the forum, it's important," Mr Little said.
"When it's kind of pretty wacky, and out there, and repeatedly so after several months I think we are entitled to not only take an interest in it but to express concern about it."
When asked about Mr Trump's tweets to Sadiq Khan, Mr Little said "I think they were clumsy and ham-fisted, he clearly misunderstood what Sadiq Khan had said. But that unfortunately can be said about many of Donald Trump's tweets, including his one about covfefe," Mr Little said.
Green party refused to congratulate Mr Trump when he became President:
The Green party has taken strong stances against Mr Trump, with Co-Leader Metiria Turei telling Parliament back in November "No I will not support this motion to congratulate Trump and neither will the Green party."
"We vow to fight the climate change denial, the misogyny, the racism represented by Trump."
After Mr Trump pulled out of the Paris agreement, Co-Leader James Shaw said the US was "abdicating its moral leadership on climate change".