Kauri Springs New Zealand mineral water is extracted directly from a pristine aquifer in “Kaiwaka”, deep beneath the untouched Mt Pukekaroro Reserve in the far North of New Zealand. The surrounding countryside is covered by virgin forest, ensuring a 100% pure and natural environment.
The water originates in Antarctica, it is swept off untouched ice plains by powerful polar winds and passes over the Southern Ocean to New Zealand.
It falls as rain over the high ground of the Northland province, and flows through mineral rich channels into underground streams. This process is what makes Kauri Springs New Zealand mineral water unique and so beneficial, essential minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium are all present in the water.
mg/L Silica content in our water
Kauri Springs water contains approximately 57 mg/l of Silica, sufficient for the bodies daily needs with 750mls water. Scroll down to read more about Silica.
TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS (TDS)
The physical structure of Kauri Springs water is very unique, the shapes below are the form Kauri Springs water takes when frozen. When compared to manufactured or many tap waters this structure is completely unique and clearly shows the natural difference. We believe this structure is what makes our water so good!
Water Testing Analysis
Local and international analysis has determined that Kauri Springs water is one of the finest spring waters in the world.
Daily analysis conducted by R.J. Hill Laboratories Ltd. in New Zealand validates that Kauri Springs water is extremely pure with various mineral elements including a high concentration of silica and very low nitrate levels.
Kauri Springs water consistently meets the requirements of MPI and international standards in export markets. It has also been used to make award winning spirits and other added value products such as the VitalZing range and cosmetics.
The combination of silica, accompanying minerals and a pH level of 7 makes Kauri Springs water very soft, balanced and appealing.
Over 90% of Kauri Springs production is three brands owned and distributed by Aquity, the Kauri Springs holding company. Each brand was developed with a specific philosophy and category in mind.
WATER FOR EVERYONE
WATER FOR EVERYONE - GIVING TO NEW ZEALAND COMMUNITIES
Water for Everyone is one of New Zealand’s leading local brands and is available around the country at almost all supermarkets in the upper North Island and Countdown stores nationwide. Water For Everyone is also sold in Japan, China and Hong Kong.
A proportion of all sales revenue is donated to credible charities which undertake positive initiatives in local communities, to learn more visit the charity section of this website.
SKU’s for Water for Everyone are PET 500mls, 750mls and 1.5L (sports and sipper caps) and a 10L box. Follow the brands facebook page here.
VITALZING - ADDING VALUE TO THE WATER & MILK CATEGORIES
Kauri Springs produces all VitalZing products, including water / milk enhancers and ‘blastcap’ drinks. Both product ranges are innovative and add value to the competitive water, beverage and dairy categories. To learn more about this range visit our brand site here.
KAURI PREMIUM WATER
KAURI GLASS - PREMIUM BRANDED STILL & SPARKLING
The Kauri glass range was developed specifically for the hotel and restaurant industry. It is now selling in New Zealand and Japan, customers include the Intercontinental, Niki Club, The Langham and individual restaurants.
Kauri glass comes in 750ml still & sparkling, and a 300ml sparkling.
AO Skincare range
Cosmetics & Skincare base ingredient
Kauri Springs water is a key ingredient in AO Skincare products, a range developed by leading New Zealand dermatologists and produced in the USA. The unique properties and source of Kauri Springs water is a good fit for products that need quality water as a base ingredient. Visit the AO website here.
CHARITY & SPONSORSHIP
Kauri Springs supports charitable initiatives that are in line with the philosophy of our two main brands: Water For Everyone & VitalZing.
WATER FOR EVERYONE: This brand’s philosophy is ‘giving to New Zealand communities’, a proportion of revenue from Water For Everyone sales is put back into community focused initiatives. Our primary focus for the summer of 2015 / 16 is supporting the Kidscan health program in Auckland schools. Visit our Water For Everyone facebook page for more information.
VITALZING: This brand is all about promoting no sugars or preservatives, we discovered that it is possible to make healthy beverage products without the bad stuff! On this basis VitalZing supports any initiative that promotes better health, in particular issues surrounding diabetes and conditions that arise from a high sugar intake. To keep up with this brands activities follow our VitalZing facebook page.
Posted on our VitalZing facebook page
SPONSORSHIP: VitalZing supports several athletes and professional teams, our products are used by champions and are banned substance free therefore highly sought after. Over winter 2015 we have supported champion marathon runner Shannon Leigh, the Waikato Rugby Union, Motocross legend James Robinson and Kickboxing champion Brad Riddel.
Full bottle blowing facility on site. PET, glass or boxed water options.
New Zealand mineral water is a premium product and best positioned in the upper end category. It performs well with marketing and is a competitive addition to any product range.
Direct orders from New Zealand are in a range of bottle sizes and styles;
PET Plastic Bottle
(FLAT CAP OR SPORTS CAP / STILL & SPARKLING)
WATER IN A BOX
STILL & SPARKLING
Kauri Springs is distributing New Zealand mineral water directly to market in several regions now and can assure potential customers that our experience and established infrastructure is an added advantage, saving time, costs and risks associated with the mineral water category.
Direct customer service is available through offices in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Auckland.
Kauri Springs water holds all relevant certifications and analysis reports to ensure quality, conducted through the following organizations;
New Zealand ministry of health
Hills Laboratories New Zealand
NZFSA, NZJBA, FDA, HACCP, ISO 9001:2000
Japanese ministry of health
China ministry of health
Other local health organizations and authorities
For all export enquiries pricing is structured based on volume. Payment terms are prior to production for all first time purchases.
Please contact us directly for all OEM or purchasing requirements for an initial consultation.
World class bottling facility located in Kaiwaka, New Zealand
The extraction and bottling of natural mineral water is a complex process. Because mineral water is a naturally occurring source, constant monitoring and purification is required for every drop that we bottle. Kauri Springs quality control procedures are controlled to Japan, New Zealand and international health standards.
The water is extracted directly from the underground aquifers before it reaches daylight. The pipes and system have been installed in such a way that the environment is not affected. furthermore, the extraction process is approved and monitored by local government authorities.
Once the water reaches the plant it goes through a purification process to ensure that it is 100% safe to drink, while still preserving the mineral content and original taste of the water. Surprisingly the process of bottling mineral water is more complex than almost every other bottled beverage!!
The process in general is described below. For new importers Kauri Springs provides a complete process description (written and visual) and all documentation required by authorities.
Spring Water Collection & Treatment
Source Springwater is collected directly from the springhead & piped via alkythene pipe for a distance of 75 metres to the bottling facility.
Source Springwater is pre treated using a series of filters which remove any heavy solids. Pre treated water is stored in 2 x 20,000 litre holding tanks.
Water Treatment – Sterilisation
Pre treated Source springwater captured in holding tanks is sterilised using a combination of ozonation and UV treatment.
Water Treatment – Filtration
Filtration is via a four stage filtering process
5 micron filter set
1 micron filter set
0.22 micron filter set
Processed springwater is then further filtered to .22 micron before stainless steel holding tanks are full in preparation for bottling.
Hermetically sealed room containing rinsing, filling & capping equipment, these functions are conducted an a totally sterile environment.
The Kauri Springs bottling facility is located at source in Kaiwaka, a small township approximately 200km north of Auckland. New and existing trade customers are welcome to visit the facility at any time for a guided tour through the production process.
The facility has the following attributes;
– Fully accredited to international standards (SGS, ISO, NZFSA)
– On site bottle blowing plant, lowering costs and reliance on third party suppliers
– GMP registered laboratory for added value production & testing
– Carbonation & still water production capability
– Production lines for a full range of PET, glass and boxed water products
The facility employs a full time team of professional & trained staff. The production management process extends to international offices in Tokyo with the capability to supply large retail accounts in the Asia Pacific region to the required QA standard.
Kauri Springs is a world leader in global bulk water transportation and process management systems
Kauri Springs has supplied its water for export in a bulk flexitank to Japan. Through this experience we have an intimate understanding of the technical, logistical and financial aspects of shipping water in bulk for the purpose of bottling in offshore markets.
Quality mineral water is in high demand, and it notably improves the taste, appeal and marketability of a range of products that require water. By shipping in bulk the cost of imported mineral water can be reduced, providing more competitive margins for producers and distributors.
The composition of tea, spirits and other beverages all rely on water as a base ingredient. Kauri Springs has validated the significant difference our water makes with leading bourbon, tea and sports drink manufacturers. Of note is the award winning ‘Matakana Moonshine’ range of spirits using Kauri Springs water which won bronze & silver at the 2013 world spirits competition held in San Francisco.
For regions where drinking water is becoming an issue, the import of bulk mineral water is an attractive alternative to desalinization or other forms of purification.
A bulk water venture is a significant undertaking which needs specialized infrastructure and major financing. We strongly recommend a thorough appraisal of associated costs, regulatory limitations and required marketing of the final product before pursuing a project of this nature.
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