Qaranivalu of Naitasiri (Chiefly Title)

LOCATION: Fiji (Naitasiri Province) AREA: xx acres CREATION: xx
TITLE: Qaranivalu DYNASTY: xx SEAT: xx


PRESENT TITLE HOLDER: Ratu Inoke Takiveikata, 8th Qaranivalu of Naitasiri since 1997.
born 1949, he served in the interim Cabinet of Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase as Minister for Regional Development and Multi-ethnic Affairs, in 2000 and 2001, when he was appointed to the Senate on 14 September 2001; he remained a Senator until 17th October 2005, when his seat was declared vacant; married 1stly (div.), Vilisi, married 2ndly, Adi Lagamu Lewaturaga Baledrokadroka, (married 1stly, Ratu Ilaitia Kitu Matanimeke Vuiyasawu, see Vunivalu of Bau), daughter of Ratu Alipate Baledrokadroka, Turaga Taukei ni Waluvu, and has issue, by first marriage.

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The Qaranivalu (said to be the most senior title in the Province of Naitasiri) exercises direct chiefly authority over the villages of Navuso, Tamavua, Kalabu, Vuniniudrovu, Kasavu, Nacokaika, Naganivatu, Nakini, Natowaika, Deladamanu, Waitolu, and Drekeiwaila, and is considered the overlord of the Roko Tui Vuna, the traditional ruler of the villages of Sawani, Navatuvula, and Colo-i-Suva. Title holders were.....