James Shaw had an awkward moment on The AM Show this morning when he was asked about his relationship with co-leader Marama Davidson.
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But host Duncan Garner wanted to know about how Shaw is getting along with his co-leader Marama Davidson.
"Marama Davidson, you guys get on okay? You and her as co-leaders," he said.
"Yes, we do," Shaw answered quickly, pausing for nearly four seconds before saying: "Why are you asking?"
Shaw has faced criticism for his leadership recently, and National Party leader Simon Bridges suggested on The AM Show last week the co-leader is on the outs with the party.
"My understanding is all around him the other Green MPs are all with Marama [Davidson] and he's becoming increasingly disenfranchised in his party."
Davidson has previously defended the pair's relationship, telling Newshub Nation the pair gets along well.
"We've had a long, good working relationship since before I became co-leader, and obviously it's become a closer, more regular friendship alongside a co-leadership," she said.
"I really like that we can pick up different, complementary roles, that we can take turns on the various responsibilities of leadership of a party, and that will continue and that will carry on."