Name after the bird, Pūkeko. There have been large colonies of Pūkeko all along the Parkway and extension area for as many years. Over time these birds have been pushed further and further back from their habitats with the surrounding buildings and road works. With still some bush on the upper slopes, it is hoped some bird life still exists and it would be appropriate to remember them and make the area a pleasant-sounding place.
“Te aro” means the pathway of and is used a lot now for new street names.