The story goes back in the olden days whereby a chief Toatagane who had two beautiful daughters Adi Senibua and Adi Wata and their adventures and travel in Macuata. Adi Senibua and Adi Wata were chased by their father for not cooking the yams the way he wanted for breakfast. Saddened by their fathers command they began to search for new places along the coast of Vanua Levu. One day Toatagane was sitting alone and lonely when he thought about his daughters’ whereabouts. He began to take another journey to look for his daughters and as he was resting on a hill near the sea he saw a lady picking seashells. Toatagane knew that it was his daughter Adi Wata picking the shells and in our dialect he called out happily, ‘Ma cu o Wata ni vili mena vivili’. That was where the name Macuata derives from and still used today.
Macuata is governed by a provincial council chaired Ratu Wiliame Katonivere who also hold the title of Tui Macuata.