Welp, I got it wrong again.
It makes sense. Bridges needs to keep Adams onside, and giving her the plum finance role is a good way to do that. National simply must not have a split similar to Labour’s David Cunliffe-David Sherear split.
However, Judith Collins is an asset for any opposition, and Bridges would be wise to give her a promotion.
However, what Bridges plans for her and the rest of the caucus, will remain for now, a mystery.