Kiri will make her first appearance on the programme at the beginning of March and the actress who will play her, Gemma, has spoken out on joining the cast.
The newcomer explained: “She definitely finds herself in the middle of a lot of drama,” describing her alter-ego as “flirty,” but a “good girl at heart”.
“I felt honoured to be a part of such an iconic Australian show, but I was also excited by what this representation would mean for a lot of people, especially on such a mainstream show.
“I’m a big advocate for queer people playing queer roles. I’m excited about this representation for several reasons – I get to play myself, a queer Papua New Guinean Christian. That’s pretty monumental.
“The rate at which Neighbours films is unlike anything I’ve ever worked on. It sets you up with skills you just don’t learn anywhere else,” she continued.