Blessing at Pikowai following triple fatality

We're being asked to avoid the Matata Straights or delay travel if possible -- as a private karakia takes place at the site where three Higgins workers were killed last month.

Up to 150 family members of the three workers, along with some Higgins Group staff, will visit the worksite where the fatalities occurred three weeks ago.

A portion of the road around the site will be closed down to single lane, and posted under a 30 kilometre speed restriction.

The restrictions will be in place for most of the morning and those planning a trip to Tauranga, are encouraged to leave a little earlier to allow for possible traffic delays.

Sam Gardner