Focus on substance — that is the clear message to National from respondents to this year's Mood of the Boardroom survey.

National leader Simon Bridges announced a June shadow Cabinet reshuffle following the news that MPs Amy Adams and Alastair Scott would retire from politics at the 2020 election.

The biggest winner in the reshuffle was Paul Goldsmith. He picked up the heavyweight finance spokesperson and infrastructure spokesperson roles and jumped from seventh to third in the party's parliamentary rankings.

Chris Bishop was also a winner, picking up Goldsmith's former roles in transport and regional development. He moved from being

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