Vunivalu of Rewa (Chiefly Title)

LOCATION: Fiji (Viti Levu Island) AREA: xx acres CREATION: xx
TITLE: Vunivalu DYNASTY: xx SEAT: xx

PRESENT TITLE HOLDER: Ro Epeli Vakacaracara Mataitini, Vunivalu of Rewa since July 2008.
born 19th Februry 1935, a former Senator and N.L.T.B. (Native Land Trust Board) member; educated at Marist Brother's High School (1953) and at the Koronivia Farm Institute (Certificate in Tropical Agriculture, 1957); Assistant Land Agent, N.L.T.B. 1954/1960; he workes as a Farm Manager/Instructor in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate 1960/1966, then as Field Officer, Agricultural Department 1966/1968; Agricultural Instructor, Navuso Agricultural School, 1968/1971; Farm Manager, Adi Cakobau School, 1977/1990; Member of the Rewa Tikina and Provincial Councils; Member, Native Lands Tribunal; Member, GCC Task Force; Member Rewa Provincial Holdings Ltd.; Chairman, Central Division Drainage Board; Member, Board of Governors, Adi Cakobau School; he was appointed as the new Vunivalu of Rewa in July 2008 by members of the mataqali Nukunitabua, comprising the four sub clans or tokatoka that make up the mataqali; a ceremony was held to mark his assuming the role on 16th August 2008; he is a senior member of the Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei and a member of the House of Representatives; married 1958, Fane Manawalala (Vuna Taveuni), and has issue, seven children.