A meeting between Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Australia's Opposition leader Bill Shorten has resulted in some brutal comments online.
Ms Ardern raised the issue of Australia's education policy with Mr Shorten during his visit to Auckland, telling him inaction will ultimately "hold Australia back".
From next year New Zealand will let Australians enjoy a free year of education, but Australia may soon strip Kiwi students of the subsidies they presently enjoy.
When Aussie newspaper The Australian posted Ms Ardern's comments on Facebook, the response was intense.
One Aussie commented: "I'm pretty sure we will be ok Jacinda, we own your banks, your supermarkets, your insurance companies, basically your soul."
Another commenter did not hold back: "It's so unfair that we allow Kiwis to leave be here without a visa, work here without a visa, piggyback on our regulatory schemes, take our rugby trophies, etc. Poor kiwis."
"How can sending criminals back to New Zealand hold back Australia?" asked Mike Hulks.
"I think we should let a few refugee boats off-load in NZ and see how she likes it," added another.
"Absolute comedian. You can't haka your way out of everything," said another Australian.
One felt their nation didn't require Jacinda's help at all: "Bill Shorten's already got enough ideas on how to hold Australia back."
Ms Ardern and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull bonded last month over a mutual love of the water.