The head of KiwiBuild has resigned.
Stephen Barclay released a statement via a public relations company of his resignation, effective immediately.
"As of Friday 18 January 2019, Stephen Barclay has resigned from his role as Head of KiwiBuild at the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development with immediate effect."
On December 10, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development issued a statement saying Mr Barclay was away from work but had not resigned.
Also in December, Housing Minister Phil Twyford said he was first briefed on October 31, "that there were matters the chief executive of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development was looking into".
"I was told at that point it would be better if I wasn't briefed on any of the details. I took that advice. About three weeks ago I was told that Mr Barclay was no longer at work," Mr Twyford said at the time.
"As has been reported there is an employment dispute between Mr Barclay and the Ministry."