At Pure One we're setting a new standard when it comes to hydrating, we call it healthy hydration for healthy living. Our mission is to help teach people that water is not just water - natural, unprocessed water's each have their own story and unique characteristics.
Understanding this is important as water makes up a staggering 50-60% of the human body and it is involved in many of our body’s essential functions. So with this in mind, we believe it’s worth giving our bodies the best, especially when it comes to water.
We are proudly New Zealand family-owned and operated. Since 2001 we have been providing high-quality mineral water refills to the people of Taranaki. You might be thinking, how have you been operating for over 20 years and I haven’t heard of you? The answer is simple - we have operated purely on word of mouth and have primarily focused on refills for our local community. Now, we are expanding and we want to share our hidden gem with you, the people of Aotearoa New Zealand.
What first began as an oil exploration in 1906, soon led to the discovery of warm mineral water, not oil, from a deep sealed well, 1,000m beneath the earth’s surface. The well had connected to the Matemateāonga Formation; a 4.7-5.5 million-year-old ancient artesian aquifer that is part of the Taranaki Basin (one of the oldest basins in New Zealand at 80-100 million years old).
The water ran to waste until 1914 when the Tarawhata Hot Mineral Baths were established. This saw a 25-metre by 12-metre bathhouse built, which was used as a public swimming pool, as well as several private baths, all of which were enclosed in the same concrete building.
The Baths were very popular with the public and in 1939 H. Reedman, an Egyptian herbalist, advertised the Tarawhata Mineral Baths as “the most modern in the Southern Hemisphere… which compare with the famous Kreusnach Tonic Springs in Prussia, credited with Miraculous Cures in cases of Rheumatism, Gout, Sciatica, Goitre and all Nervous Aliments as well as general Tonic for the System.”
The Baths remained extremely popular until they closed in the mid-1960s. During the time the Baths were closed they were turned into a block of flats.
Mike Fahy and Coral Lambert purchased the block of flats which were in operation for a further eight years under their ownership until a discovery was made - the old well head was turned on and the mineral water began flowing once more.
Construction began in 1999 and The Bonithon Spa Health Co. Ltd (Mike & Coral), re-established the historical bathhouse to what it is known as today (Taranaki Thermal Spa), which saw its doors open to the public in September 2000.
After a few years, Mike and Coral had the water further analysed and discovered that it was suitable for drinking also. This saw the establishment of Pure One Mineral Water - assessed as the only known mineral water of its kind in New Zealand.
We have been providing the local Taranaki community along with some people from the wider New Zealand region with mineral water refills for just over 20 years. 2023 & 2024 sees our expansion and we want to share our hidden gem with you, the people of Aotearoa New Zealand.
100% Natural, as it should be ~ Pure One Alkaline Mineral Water
With 780 mg of mineral content per litre and 17 of the 21 minerals essential for health, Pure One is the only known mineral water of its kind in New Zealand.