Takapū is a well-known cultivation associated with Motutawa pā, situated to the northwest of the pā on the banks of Te Awa Kairangi (Hutt River). Te Aro o, means “the pathway”.
The name was submitted by the iwi partners of the development Te Rūnanganui o Te Āti Awa. This street name was adopted by Hutt City Council on the 3rd May 2022. The street name was required after a subdivision of 128 and 132A Molesworth Street in Taitā by the council controlled organisation Urban Plus Limited.