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Home and Away spoilers: Is Tane Parata DODGY DEALING again?

Home and Away, Ziggy Astoni, Tane Parata

Tane Parata has only been working at the garage for five minutes on Home and Away. But it looks like he's already up to no good...

Tane Parata (played by Ethan Browne) arrives for his day working at the local garage on Home and Away (1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings).

But the new employee is disappointed to discover, that because he isn't officially qualified as a mechanic, he won't be allowed to work on any of the cars for the moment.

Instead, Tane will be helping Ziggy Astoni (Sophie Dillman) out with admin and cleaning work!

After his blow-up with brother, Ari (Rob Kipa-Williams) and teenage nephew, Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo), Tane is feeling down-in-the-dumps over how his life in the Bay has come to this: doing an honest day's work to earn a living.

But little does Ziggy know that Tane still has designs on his former life.

Left in charge with the keys to the business, later that night Tane returns to the garage with a van full of stolen goods...

Home and Away, Jasmine Delaney

Jasmine tries to help Bella with her love troubles on Home and Away

Meanwhile, Jasmine Delaney (Sam Frost) tries to play matchmaker when she discovers Bella Nixon (Courtney Miller) and her boyfriend, Nikau have broken-up.

But Bella doesn't seem keen to discuss the real reason behind their bust-up.

Ryder Jackson (Lukas Radovich) doesn't have much luck getting his buddy, Nikau to open-up either.

So Jasmine and Ryder launch a secret plan to reunite Bella and Nikau... whether they like it or not!

Home and Away continues weekdays at 1:15pm/6:0opm 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.