Antipodes water is available in both still and sparkling forms. It comes to the surface at Whakatane, Bay of Plenty on the northeast coast of New Zealand's North Island. According to one study by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, “The groundwater of the aquifer is of very high quality. It has been recognized as the deepest, highest quality groundwater in New Zealand.” The water is very pure, with total dissolved solids of 130mg/litre and 73mg/litre of silica. The water spends 50 years underground and comes to the surface under its own pressure. It is filtered through a substrata of ignimbrite rock before it comes to the surface and is then micro-filtered again in the plant. It is bottled without any chemical interference (although it does use CO2 for its carbonated water products).
In 2006, Antipodes was named the best-tasting carbonated bottled water by the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting. In 2012, it won a silver in the carbonated bottled water category at the same awards.
As well as joining the UN’s Climate Neutral Network, the company has integrated several environmental measures into its business, particularly related to its plant, which it built in 2007. It has developed a wetland and replanted native kahikatea forest on the land surrounding the bottling facility, and has cut its energy use by installing solar panels that heat water for its laboratory and testing facilities. It re-uses wastewater and rinsewater from the bottling is diverted to the wetland. The company uses fuel-efficient vehicles and video conferencing to reduce its carbon footprint, and the bottles are made from 50 per cent recycled glass.
Available Still/Sparkling 500ml 24/case & 1000ml 12/case