19 Feb 2016

Niue appears unscathed from tropical cyclone Winston

2:27 pm on 19 February 2016

Niue's police chief says they are relieved that the island appears to have escaped unscathed from Cyclone Winston.

The storm had impacted on the island over the past two days but cyclone alerts were lifted on Thursday.

Tony Edwards said full assessments are being done but damage appears minor.

"Luckily this time round we have had it pass by so we are just happy that we prepared ourselves for it but [we were] unscathed. So it has unfortunately returned back on its original track so we are just hoping that everything goes well with Tonga and Fiji."