THE district of Wailevu in Cakaudrove awaits the green light from government to gazette village bylaws before it fully enforces such laws on the people in the district.
Wailevu district representative Ioane Larua said village bylaws had been set up in all villages within the district.
He, however, said the bylaws were not binding on their people since it had no legal authority.
"However, I am proud to state that the people of the district are aware that such laws are in place governing any iTaukei setting and therefore, out of this traditional knowledge do adhere to these laws," Mr Larua said.
"There have been cases where we have heard that people are being punished in parts of the country for not adhering to dress codes or hairstyles, especially for women but Wailevu is yet to confront one of these issues," he said.
"Village headmen have been reminded that these bylaws are yet to be gazetted and that they should not enforce them to the fullest even though they have already put them up in villages within our districts."
Mr Larua said such laws were for the betterment of the villages which they governed.
"Without the bylaws, the village setting would collapse and people will do whatever they wish, also defeating the true spirit of any iTaukei village."