Police have released the name of the forestry worker and father-of-three killed near Tinui.

He was Matangaroa (Mata) Taramai, 31, of Masterton.

Mr Taramai was killed when the tree he was cutting down fell on him in a Te Mai Rd forestry block on March 10.

Mr Taramai, whose death is the subject of a Worksafe investigation, is survived by three children and his partner.

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His funeral service is being held at 11am today at the St Luke's Presbyterian Church in Tokoroa. The service will be followed by a burial at the Tokoroa Lawn Cemetery.