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Epuni East

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Epuni East is 2,871, with a population density of 19.66 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Epuni East is bounded by the locality of Naenae South, Waddington Drive and Hamerton Street in the east, the localities of Arakura and Waterloo East, Burnside Street, Waiwhetu Road and Waterloo Road in the south, and the railway line in the west.

Name origin

Epuni East is named after the Ngati Awa chief Honiana Te Puni.

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, although population was minimal until the early 1900s. Rapid residential development occurred from the 1940s when government housing was constructed. Growth was aided by the extension of the railway line. The population and dwelling stock fluctuated slightly between 1996 and 2013.

Land use

Epuni East is an established residential area, with conservation areas in the south-east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Hayward Eastern Hills Scenic Reserve and one school.