David Clark's resignation was finalised during a "casual" conversation with the Prime Minister.
Clark yesterday announced he was stepping aside from his role as Health Minister, to avoid distracting from the Government's Covid-19 response.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says last week, she and Clark agreed he needed to move on, given some of the commentary around his role.
She says Clark made the call based on the team.
Political commentator Liam Hehir joins Kate Hawkesby to talk about David Clark resigning as Health Minister.