Witnesses say orca could be seen swimming within 30-40 metres of the shore on Friday morning.
The Three Strikes Legislation Repeal Bill passed its third reading in Parliament on Tuesday afternoon.
It comes after National faced criticism from both sides of the political aisle over their tax policy this week.
It comes as New Zealanders based overseas say they've received the payment despite not being eligible.
Health Minister Andrew Little says the Government's nurse recruitment campaign will be incorporated into the show's storyline.