No deaths have been reported to date and the cyclone has now left the South Pacific Polynesian Kingdom.
Power cuts, road closures, flooding and wind damage are possible in New Zealand next week.
In Tonga, publisher Pesi Fonua said fallen trees were littering the landscape and their absence was opening up new vistas.
Of course landfall in New Zealand is still not 100% locked in - we'll have more confidence by the end of this week but it's looking more likely with each day.
New Zealand MetService lead meteorologist Michael Martens said the Category 4 cyclone arrived in the southern Lau island group about 6pm yesterday, slowly passing through until about 10pm. Communities moved to higher ground as precaution to storm surges which is a lesson learned following tropical cyclone Winston.
Two of the New Zealand Pasifika media contingent in Tonga at work - John Pulu of Tagata Pasifika and TV1 News Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver.
The supplies from MFAT's emergency stores included 500 family hygiene kits, 200 shelter tool kits, 2300 10-litre collapsible water containers and 1000 tarpaulins.
Two gay male athletes have competed already at Pyeongchang, South Korea, and both have walked away with a medal in their hands. And yet another said: "This Canadian loving American is so proud of you and of all you incredible teammates".
Williams previously served as chief financial officer of Taco Bell, leading six years of strong sales, profit and brand growth. Wall Street applauded the news; Chipotle's slumping stock price shot up by as much as 12% in after-hours trading.
To be fair, the toy company isn't just selling a pair of Rocket League-themed remote controlled vehicles and calling it a day. While there's no denying the high price, it's still cheaper than buying a Nintendo Switch and a copy of the game.
The Portland Tribune reports in the span of a few weeks, Beckley pulled 14 of the tiny worms from her left eye. Thelazia worms are spread by species of flies that look pretty much like your typical house fly.
Earlier in February, Yahoo Sports reported that Casspi could be traded due to unsatisfactory performance in three-point shots. Phoenix is 18-40, tied with Dallas for the worst record in the NBA Western Conference, so Kerr could afford to experiment.
He will certainly have stiff competition this week from a field headed by world number one and defending champion Dustin Johnson . The star-studded trio will be the PGA Tour Live's featured group Thursday , teeing off on the 10th tee at 10:22 a.m.
After Kelly dismissed Manigault Newman, she allegedly stormed the White House residence trying to appeal her firing with Trump . Mark, who felt the need to remind us that she is reality TV's biggest villain - and can't be trusted.
Her father, Bassem Tamimi, shouted: "Stay strong!" Closed-door proceedings were held for a couple hours before adjourning. She was arrested , and now faces charges of aggravated assault, obstructing the work of soldiers, and incitement.
Qualcomm unveils 2 Gbps LTE modem
On Wednesday, Qualcomm took the wraps off the X24, a new LTE modem that supports download speeds of up to 2Gbps. The Snapdragon X24, on the other hand, is a future-ready modem - setting the ground for 5G connectivity.
White House's security process 'broken'
In reality, Vice President Pence said publicly that he was " appalled " when he learned of the domestic abuse allegations . As general counsel to Portman, Porter did not need a high-level security clearance.
This is why a woman in China climbed inside X-ray machine
When security staff warned that she'd have to put the bag through security, she circled back to the airport-style luggage scanner. Footage shows the woman emerging from the X-ray machine, hunched over on the conveyor belt before someone helps her off.
In the business of love
Bermuda florists are braced for a Valentines Day last-minute rush, and some have prepared in advance for late orders. Roddy Bird, who has been in the floral business 41 years, said his sales this year "have been wonderful".
Chloe Kim stays 'hangry,' live-tweets on her way to gold
She was coming down with a bad case of the hangrys, the unfortunate result of not finishing her breakfast sandwich . I've learned that you shouldn't treat the Olympics as a destination nor should they be something that defines you.
Damascus warns Israel of 'more surprises' in Syria
As stated in the above, Israel has repeatedly conducted air strikes to thaw Iran's attempts to transfer weapons to Hezbollah. The armed forces are getting bold enough to challenge aerial violations by their opponents, no matter how powerful they are.