A bronze statue of Te Kuiti's legendary local, Sir Colin Meads, is being unveiled today.

Crowds are expected to flock to the centre of town from 11am for the 1.30pm unveiling.

Former All Black and team-mate Bryan Williams will be there and told Newstalk ZB's Mike Hosking he's looking forward to it.

"It's going to be a special occasion obviously, but tinged with a bit of sadness because of Sir Colin's health challenges that he's facing, but it should be a great day."