The residents of Summer Bay are shocked when Ari Parata and his younger brother Tane get into a very public punch-up on Home and Away!
Ari Parata (played by Rob Kipa-Williams) is NOT happy about his younger brother, Tane's (Ethan Browne) arrival in Summer Bay on Home and Away (1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings).
Ari reckons Tane is a bad influence on their teenage nephew, Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) and has warned him to stay away.
However, when Tane shows no signs of leaving, the brothers get into a very public punch-up!
Shocked by the commotion, their sister-in-law Gemma (Bree Peters) rushes to break up the fight.
Determined to play peacekeeper, Gemma tries to convince Ari to give Tane another chance.
Could this mean Tane will be sticking around and joining the rest of the Parata family in the Bay?
Meanwhile, Ben Astoni (Rohan Nichol) is rushed to hospital after his SHOCK collapse. What's wrong with him?
As doctor Tori Morgan (Penny McNamee) investigates and tries to get to the bottom of Ben's condition, his wife Maggie (Kestie Morassi) is horrified when Ben suddenly starts to convulse in a seizure...
Will he survive?
Home and Away continues weekdays at 1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5
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Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters.
Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave?
Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!
Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy.
He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.
Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)
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