Tane Parata (Ethan Brown) from Home and Away has had enough heartbreak to last a lifetime.
However, there will be more devastation to come.
Following his fatal ordeal at the hands of stalker Anne Sherman, the Summer Bay favorite is only now getting his life back on track (Megan Smart).
But things quickly turned sour when Ari (Rob Ripa-Williams), Mia’s older brother, falsely confessed to the murder of Matthew Montgomery in order to protect Mia and Chloe Anderson.
Tane decides to step up now that Ari is behind bars and pays a visit to his brother in prison.
Actor Ethan Browne told Metro.co.uk, ‘It’s very difficult for him.’ ‘He despises it and wishes things could be different.’ He must, however, maintain his strength for the sake of his family.’
Meanwhile, Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) is struggling to cope with the prospect of losing Ari, and despite his inability to change it, he considers leaving Summer Bay.
Tane, on the other hand,’shuts him down.’
He’s determined to assist Nikau, and he later tells Mia that he’s devised a strategy. However, the plan in question requires them to leave Summer Bay for a short time, so Mia and Chloe bid them farewell.
Tana teaches Nikau about the Taiaha, a traditional Mori weapon, and Nikau is about to embark on a rite of passage.
‘It’s a way for us Mori to ground ourselves and reconnect with our ancestors,’ Ethan explained.
‘The goal is to give Nikau focus, strength, and center him so he can be strong in the face of his current family situation and what it may bring.’
Tane is proving himself when it comes to stepping up and being there for his family, but Ethan warned that, despite everything Tane has been through recently, there is still more heartbreak to come.
‘Tane has more tragedy ahead of him before the storm passes,’ he admitted.
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