Home and Away spoilers: Nikau Parata goes on the run!

Home and Away, Nikau Parata
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As policeman Colby orders a search of the Parata house on Home and Away, teenager Nikau panics and decides to flee the Bay...

Colby Thorne (played by Tim Franklin) orders a search of the Parata family's house. But the move sees him clash with ex-girlfriend, Mackenzie Booth (Emily Weir) on Home and Away (1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings).

After finding an incriminating item of clothing at the Parata house, policeman Colby is more convinced than ever that a member of the family was involved with the recent break-in at the Diner.

However, Colby is in for a suprise when his ex-girlfriend, Mackenzie gives prime suspect, Ari Parata (Rob Kipa-Williams) an alibi for the night of the break-in!

Home and Away, Mackenzie Booth, Gemma Parata

Gemma and Mackenzie are not impressed when they return home to find the police searching the Parata house on Home and Away...

Colby cautions Mackenzie about the consequences of making a false statement. But Mackenzie insists Ari was with her ALL night.

Ari and his younger brother, Tane (Ethan Browne) begin to wonder if Colby has a personal vendetta against the family because of Ari's relationship with Mackenzie.

Are they right?

Meanwhile, it's all too much for Ari and Tane's teenage nephew, Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo).

Remembering the family's previous encounters with the police, Nikau panics and decides to do a runner... with SHOCK consequences...

Home and Away, Marilyn Chambers, John Palmer

Has Marilyn taken on more than she can handle looking after husband John on Home and Away?

Elsewhere in the Bay, John Palmer (Shane Withington) and his wife, Marilyn Chambers (Emily Symons) are both still getting used to their new living arrangement.

Family friend, Alf Stewart (Ray Meagher) senses tension between the pair when he pops round for a visit.

Was it such a good idea for Marilyn to offer to become John's full-time carer following his stroke?

Home and Away continues weekdays at 1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5

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)

And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.