Kiwi Water New Zealand was established in 2006 by Daniel Wilson, whose aim is to provide premium water at an affordable price. The company’s primary market is offshore, but products can also be ordered within New Zealand.
Sourced from the worlds deepest New Zealand aquifers in the Central North Island, Kiwi Water is 100% free flowing artesian spring mineral water.
The Kiwi Water brand was designed to represent the qualities for which New Zealand is known around the world: its extraordinary kiwi bird and other native flora and fauna, lush and rugged landscapes, clear blue skies and pristine water supplies.
Daniel Wilson is proud of his Tuhoe and Tainui heritage and passionate about the Urewera region of the North Island. His whanau (family) says this of their ancestory:
“There is a concept that is uniquely ours of Tuhoe, called ‘matemateaone’. It is up to the individual to interpret, but basically it encompasses all one could feel for one’s land, rivers, mountains and forests; we are one with all these things and we will fight to the death and beyond to protect them.
“We are the children of the mist; our ancestors, the mist maiden and Maunga, a mountain, came together in Ruatahuna and began Potiki, who began Nga Potiki, the first hapu, or sub tribes, who ultimately became you and me today.”
At the age of 17, Daniel went to Australia to pursue a boat building apprenticeship, and stayed for 13 years. During his time in such a hot dry climate, he learnt to appreciate the real value of a pure, affordable and uninterrupted water supply. He decided to return to his roots and harvest what New Zealanders take for granted and have in abundance, to benefit others who don’t have that luxury.
Read more about Te Urewera National Park, the North Island brown kiwi and how you can help save them from extinction.