With just three weeks left in his role as Treasury Secretary, Gabriel Makhlouf has found himself at the centre of a storm after the National Party managed to access Budget information early through the Treasury website.

Makhlouf had referred to "hacking" and called in the Police to investigate, only for the Police to discover National had simply used the search engine and done nothing illegal.

It has sullied the end of Makhlouf's nine years in New Zealand, before he leaves to take up the top job of the Central Bank in Ireland.

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