His future as a lifeguard is in jeopardy.
Spoilers for UK viewers of Home and Away are below.
Nikau Parata from Home and Away will be shown horrified on UK television next week as he contemplates losing his lifeguarding position.
Following his role in the most recent biker gang arrest, Nikau’s status as Summer Bay’s paid lifesaver is in peril.
Following the police’s strategy to dismantle the violent gang, Tex Wheeler and all of his criminal cronies will appear in court in subsequent episodes on Channel 5.
Prior to their trial, Tex and the other defendants are placed on remand; soon after, the story makes national headlines.
Because of his job as a lifeguard, Nikau is mentioned frequently in the press report, and his uncle Tane is also included because he manages the neighborhoods gym.
Rose Delaney cautions the Paratas not to risk revealing their cover until the trial is over, despite the fact that the only reason they were participating was because Tane was working with the police covertly.
In spite of the fact that they both know deep down they have done nothing illegal, Nikau and Tane are forced to remain silent while being criticised in public for their associations with criminals.
Nikau is promptly informed by John Palmer that the surf club committee is considering Nikau’s status as a lifeguard.
John is urged by Nikau to believe him because nothing is what it seems to be, but he can do little without knowing all the specifics.
Soon after, John informs Nikau that his lifeguard post has been eliminated by the surf club committee.
Nikau complains to Tane about it, pointing out that it is not his fault that he is losing his dream job.
Tane takes matters into his own hands by claiming to John that Nikau was simply at the wrong place at the wrong time and that he was the one who got caught up with the bikies.
Tane is convinced that it’s the proper thing to do, and John points out that if he takes the blame, he might lose the lease on the gym.
When the committee throws Nikau a lifeline, things become better for him, but will Tane suffer as a result?