Health Minister David Clark confident he didn't break Alert Level 4 lockdown for third time despite moving between homes

Health Minister David Clark is confident he didn't break the lockdown rules a third time moving between his new house and old home in Dunedin during the lockdown.

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The Minister also admitted being a bit of an idiot after revelations he again breached lockdown rules. Source: 1 NEWS

Dr Clark was seen repeatedly moving boxes between the two properties during the Alert Level 4 lockdown. The properties are believed to only be a few hundred metres apart.

"I moved house, using the services of a moving company, on the Wednesday immediately before the Level Four lockdown began. My new house is just up the road from my old one," Dr Clark told 1 NEWS.

"During lockdown I used my old house as my office and occasionally walked the odd item or box back with me, as is within the rules."

Dr Clark's office has confirmed he was working at times during lockdown from his old house, which he still owns and said it provided a quieter work environment.

Dr Clark was lucky not to have been sacked by the Prime Minister during the Level 4 lockdown after twice breaching the strict rules.

On one occasion he went mountain biking on a trail, on another he drove 20 kilometres to beach to go for a walk with his family.

Jacinda Ardern demoted Dr Clark to the bottom of the Cabinet rankings and said in normal circumstances he would have been sacked.