Rex Tillerson gets frosty welcome in New Zealand – complete with single finger salutes

Wellington failed to put on the charm for the secretary of state, with the US media surprised to see people giving his motorcade the ‘bird’

The US Secretary of State has been met with a frosty reception and a backhanded compliment from the prime minister while on a flying visit to New Zealand.

Rex Tillerson arrived in wet and windy Wellington for a eight-hour visit on Tuesday, with his motorcade greeted by middle fingers and thumbs-downs.

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