Source: (2003) In, Sinclair Dinnen, Anita Jowitt, and Tess Newton Cain, eds., A Kind of Mending: Restorative Justice in the Pacific Islands. Canberra, ACT: Pandanus Books. Pp. 145-148.The Lakalakabulu Area Council of chiefs has the goals of maintaining the safety and welfare of those living in its jurisdiction, promoting traditional values, and resolving disputes through customary process. It has been involved in resolving a range of disputes including land disagreements, family matters, and minor criminal cases.