home and away loses Nikau Parata star Kawakawa Fox-Reo, it has been reported.
First performed in Summer Bay in 2019, 7entertainment reports that the actor filmed his final scenes last month before leaving Australia to pursue new projects.
Digital Spy has reached out to the soap for official comment.
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As recently as June, Fox-Reo reflected on how his character celebrates Māori culture, which was new territory for him home and away.
Only speak to Digital SpyThe soap star said: “I’ve received a lot of messages on social media that have been really supportive, which has been lovely. I didn’t see anything negative, the feedback was really positive.”
He went on to share his pride at being given the opportunity to bring these storylines to a wider audience and offer insights into an indigenous culture that many fans may not have previously been aware of.
“There’s some stuff coming that shows the cultural side of the family a little bit more. I think there’s a bit of that now, it’s a nice little glimpse into what our culture has to offer.
“It’s also such a huge thing and I think the things that are being shown on the show are nice little snippets of a very big world that’s very rich,” Fox-Reo added.
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“I’m happy about the promotion [the Māori culture] whenever I can, of course. I’m very proud and honored to have the opportunity to do that at a show like this. And I want the people back home to be proud, so I’ll take every opportunity that comes my way with both hands.”
Thanks for the memories, Nikau.
home and away airs weekdays at 1:45 p.m. on Channel 5 and at 6 p.m. on 5STAR. First look screenings will air at 6:30pm on 5STAR and the show will also stream on My5.
In Australia, the show airs Monday to Thursday at 7pm on Channel 7 and streams on 7plus.
Select classic episodes are available via Prime video In the United Kingdom.
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