Home and Away spoilers: What is Tane Parata's SECRET plan?

Home and Away, Ari Parata, Tane Parata

Ari is not happy when his younger brother Tane Parata returns to the Bay and becomes suspicious he is up to something on Home and Away. But WHAT?

Ari Parata (played by Rob Kipa-Williams) had hoped he'd seen the back of his younger brother, Tane (Ethan Browne) on Home and Away (1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings).

So, Ari is not happy when he finds out from sister-in-law, Gemma (Bree Peters) that Tane is back in town.

Home and Away, Gemma Parata, Tane Parata

Gemma is in for a BIG suprise when she finds out what Tane has been up to on Home and Away!

While Ari's teenage nephew, Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) couldn't be happier to see his "fun uncle" Tane again, Ari is convinced Tane has not learned from his past mistakes and is up to something.

As Gemma tries to keep the peace between the brothers, she is in for a SUPRISE when Tane reveals what he has done to help the Parata family!

Home and Away, Ziggy Astoni, Dean Thompson

Ziggy snaps at boyfriend Dean when he tries to support her over Maggie and Ben's break-up on Home and Away

Meanwhile, Ziggy Astoni (Sophie Dillman) is reeling from her parents decision to separate.

Ziggy's boyfriend, Dean Thompson (Patrick O'Connor) tries to put her mind at ease over the break-up... and almost gets his head bitten off!

Having just blitzed her final exam to become a fully-fledged mechanic, isn't there anything Ziggy can now do to fix Ben (Rohan Nichol) and Maggie's (Kestie Morassi) marriage?

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.