Last Friday the PM said Clark would "of course" be Health Minister until the election.
Hipkins says he "likes a good challenge" and will give the role his all.
"Clark did not deliver to the standards that we expected, neither through the lockdown or the border management in recent weeks."
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Foreign Minister Winston Peters have spoken out against China's new law.
The Prime Minister joked that "very few in Government eye up" the health portfolio.
She will speak to media at 11:45am.
The Minister was supposed to be in Palmerston North.
The Opposition took aim at Auckland's regional fuel tax kicking in.
The National Party has been running ads associating Labour with the Greens' tax policy.
"New Zealand is a safe haven… but we are not immune to what is happening in the rest of the world."
The Prime Minister is urging New Zealanders to "stay on guard".
The household staples were "recycled" by the PM.
It's the second day in a row no new COVID-19 cases have been reported.
Politicians are weighing in on the new law described as a "terrifying breach of democracy".
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"The Opposition's primary focus seems to be making decisions that could risk that safety."
The Prime Minister had a blunt message for Kiwis considering a holiday in Europe.
The former Deputy Prime Minister called it quits on Monday.
The business community pinned its hopes on the border reopening as soon as possible and says the Govt's failed to hold up its end of the deal.
Pasifika leaders are worried their illegal status could put the country at risk for transmitting COVID-19.
It comes as two new cases of COVID-19 were discovered in managed isolation facilities.
Winston Peters has described the policy as "nuts".
The Government has spent more than $80 million running the 22 isolation and quarantine facilities so far.
She's defended the under-fire Health Minister's controversial comments last week about Ashley Bloomfield.
"We feel like we've been forgotten here by the New Zealand Government."
Double Vision Brewing says the beer is a celebration of kindness and resilience.
'Finding services' have been tasked with contacting 92 people.
The Government document dump has revealed some shocking predictions.
"It still remains very much an option."
National's slogan reads: "Strong Team. More Jobs. Better Economy."