Notice regarding ministerial responsibility for minerals (excluding coal)
The Minister of Energy and Resources, Judith Collins, has transferred ministerial responsibility for gold and other minerals (excluding coal) to the Hon Simon Bridges.
Mr Bridges is responsible for any ministerial decision making related to gold and other minerals (excluding coal). He also has responsibility for non-statutory functions that relate to gold and other minerals (excluding coal), such as engagement with the mining sector.
Ms Collins has responsibility for petroleum, coal and downstream energy.
Ms Collins’ husband is a director of a gold mining company. To avoid any potential conflict of interest arising between her husband’s interests and her responsibilities as Minister of Energy and Resources, she has transferred her ministerial responsibilities in relation to gold and other minerals (excluding coal), to Mr Bridges.