Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) lately came to the conclusion that he must let Bella (Courtney Miller) go permanently so that she can settle into her new life in New York.
Dean (Patrick O’Connor) advised him not to fly to New York to try to patch things up because Bella is happy and doesn’t need his interference any longer, even though he just ended their relationship to shield her from the approaching threat of the biker gang.
Nikau, who is brokenhearted but realises his life is at Summer Bay, carries on with his lifeguarding responsibilities while attempting to move on from his love and the bikie incident. After the police sting, he still has a court date coming up, but when he talks about it on the beach, he is unaware that someone is listening in.
Nikau is astonished to find Heather (Sofia Nolan) strolling over in her bikini to introduce herself while they are having a chat.
He is surprised by how straightforward Heather is because he is used to Bella’s reticence and immediately accepts her invitation to Lyrik’s performance that evening. A few hours later, he meets her in Salt after realising he has nothing to lose.
The two get along, and Nikau appreciates Heather’s straightforward demeanour. She gives him greater self-assurance, and he recommends that they leave the gig early so they can go back to his apartment. When Heather accepts his offer, they have a steamy encounter back at the Parata home.
After that, Heather notices that Nikau is acting troubled and figures out that he just recently ended a romance. Heather departs once Nikau confirms her suspicion, giving him the breathing room he requires.
Will Nikau see Heather again since she appears to be staying in the Bay for the time being?