ITAUKEI LAND TRUST BOARD (TLTB)
The Native Land Trust Ordinance of 1940 established a new base for the administration of iTaukei land. The main purpose was the creation of the iTaukei Land Trust Board. This is an independent body outside the control of government. It administers all iTaukei land “for the benefit of iTaukei landowners”. It makes general policy relating to administration of iTaukei land, approve new leases and renewal of leases, collect and distribute land rent, improve the pattern of land subdivision and help improve landlord and tenant relations. A large part of its work in leasing land involves the assessment, fixing, collection and distribution of rents on native land. In simple terms, the TLTB is the landlord in official dealings over all native land. The TLTB establishment has its Head Office in Suva. Also in Suva is the regional office responsible for the central and eastern division. The other regional offices are in Lautoka, Nadi and Labasa. Each of the regional office is responsible for an area of Fiji; the Lautoka office is responsible for western Viti Levu with the Yasawa and Mamanuca Islands groups, the Labasa office for Vanua Levu and Taveuni. The Suva office for central and eastern Viti Levu, Kadavu, Lomaiviti and the Lau group.