Epuni is popular due to its location to Hutt City and the Hospital, just a few minutes away, close to motorway, good recreational areas and sporting complexes.
Epuni has its own shopping centre and Primary, Intermediate and Secondary School close by. Epuni School is an established and respected school in the Hutt Valley that offers a positive environment for all students. They have smaller class numbers, outdoor teaching spaces, playgrounds and more (www.epuni.school.nz). Epuni also has its own shops including Hutt Repertory Theatre is located at the north end of Epuni shops, opposite the railway station. The theatre has been the premier amateur theatre group in the Hutt Valley since 1944 and is still going strong providing quality drama, farce and children's theatre to the highest standard (www.huttrep.co.nz).
The suburb is named after the Te Āti Awa chief Honiana Te Puni-kokopu (Te Ati Awa leader and Government adviser of the late 1800’s) (www.epuni.school.nz).