A member of the New Zealand Jewish council has resisted condemning National candidate William Wood around a photo taken of him impersonating Hitler.

Wood, now 18, was pictured posing like Hitler with what appears to be a painted on small moustache.

Spokesperson for the New Zealand Jewish council Juliet Moses told Heather du Plessis-Allan we should cut Mr Wood some slack.

“I wouldn’t want to be judged by my 14 year old self, and I suspect most people have made errors of judgement when they were 14.”

Meanwhile, an unlikely pair have teamed up to defend a young National Party election candidate after the photo surfaced online.

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