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Questions raised over where New Zealand bottled water is coming from


New Zealand-based water bottlers are cashing in on picturesque Southern Alps landscapes, even if they're based nowhere near them, the Beverage Council says.

Northland-based PH9 Plus Water this week updated its website, removing a reference to the water coming from the South Island of New Zealand, after Stuff began investigating an allegation that it was in fact bottled in the Ararimu Valley, West Auckland. This is the source of much of the high-alkaline water currently sold in New Zealand shops.

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