The resting faces of Minister Shane Jones

Minister Shane Jones: great orator, man of the regions, fisher of fish - and leader of a large contingent of serious facials.

Today the Government put an end-date on oil exploration in New Zealand. But nevermind that.

For anyone watching the announcement, the words uttered by the Prime Minister, Minister of Energy and Resources Megan Woods and Climate Change Minister James Shaw were completely overshadowed by the presence of one man's face.

The resting faces of Minister Shane Jones
Photo credit: Newshub.

Mr Jones' apparent scowl from the shoulder of Mr Shaw was important enough for the Prime Minister to address in a Facebook live.

"I wanted to cover off the hot topic of today - the many faces of Shane Jones. You may have seen the medley of shots.

"Resting Shane Jones' face is an interesting thing", she told her Facebook followers.

We have no idea what she's talking about.

The resting faces of Minister Shane Jones
Photo credit: Newshub.
The resting faces of Minister Shane Jones
Photo credit: Newshub.
The resting faces of Minister Shane Jones
Photo credit: Newshub.
The resting faces of Minister Shane Jones
Photo credit: Newshub.
The resting faces of Minister Shane Jones
Photo credit: Newshub.
The resting faces of Minister Shane Jones
Photo credit: Newshub.
The resting faces of Minister Shane Jones
Photo credit: Newshub.

Mr Jones could hardly hold back a laugh when National's Paul Goldsmith used Question Time to ask him what was going on when a dramatic-looking head-in-hand photo was taken.

Paul Goldsmith in Question Time.
Paul Goldsmith in Question Time. Photo credit: Newshub.
Mr Jones holds back a laugh.
Mr Jones holds back a laugh. Photo credit: Newshub.

"I think it's fair to say that I'm known as an expressive politician, and in that particular case, I obviously needed a facial massage," Mr Jones said when he'd collected himself.

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