At a glance

  • Just Water New Zealand is a division of Just Water International Limited, a publicly listed New Zealand company (NZX: JWI) founded in 1989 by Tony Falkenstein, a well-known entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist.
  • Just Water pioneered the delivery of chilled drinking water to businesses throughout New Zealand and Australia, and remain New Zealand's leading supplier of drinking water to the corporate sector.
  • With offices, infrastructure and employees from Whangarei to Invercargill, Just Water is the only truly national supplier that can guarantee prompt and professional service anywhere in New Zealand.
  • Just Water understands that the health and safety of your staff and customers is paramount. 
  • Just Water is the only water cooler company in New Zealand to offer its very own DrinkSafe © International service programme.
  • Just Water ensures its production and bottling processes comply with the strict food and pharmaceutical safety standards of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) process.
  • We invite you to tour any of our offices and water production plants to satisfy yourselves of our standards and compliance.
  • Just Water recognises that it can only deliver its world class service and product through great people. Our high standards extend to providing a great workplace for our staff. Every year Just Water participates in the IBM  / Kenexa Best Workplaces Survey.

  • Just Water champions innovation in business and in the workplace, and was one of the first companies in New Zealand to recognise the need for women in leadership.
  • Just Water is also a proud supporter of the Breast Cancer Research Trust.
  • “ I have no hesitation in recommending Just Water to large corporates or small businesses. The calibre of their staff and systems means they are well set up to service both. ”

    — Ross McHugh, Supplier Manager, Air New Zealand

  • “ We chose Just Water for two reasons: Firstly their ability to provide us with nation-wide service, and secondly, their DrinkSafe® program which provides us with a consistent standard across all sites. ”

    — Virginia Duncan, Procurement Category Administrator, Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd

  • “ Our Just Water cooler has been a real asset. Clients now choose Just Water over coffee and tea which frees up our time as they can help themselves. I would recommend Just Water to any business. ”

    — Keri Wall, Salon Owner, En-Vogue Hair Studio

  • “ As a rural-focused Co-operative, some of our sites are quite remote, however Just Water maintains these sites with full service and filters.  Their attention to detail and customer support is phenomenal.  ”

    — Linda Lima, Catering Manager, Ravensdown

Just Water Story

The story of Just Water began in October, 1987. As the stock-market crashed, a new company was born: Red Eagle.

Red Eagle was started by Tony Falkenstein – entrepreneur, company owner, businessman, and philanthropist. At the time, Red Eagle was in the business of rental fax machines, a field it grew to dominate.


In 1989 Red Eagle hatched Just Water, pioneering the delivery of chilled drinking water to businesses throughout New Zealand. It grew rapidly, and in 2001 acquired fellow water delivery company Cool Water. Meanwhile, Red Eagle also established office chair wholesaler, Buro and acquired Bartercard, the cashless trading system. In 2003, Falkenstein founded a business school at his former high school, Onehunga High. The business school has gone from strength to strength, with the University of Auckland reporting that the average Onehunga business student was 20 percent ahead of other students at the beginning of their tertiary education.

In 2004, Cool Water became Aqua-Cool, Just Water’s home delivery arm, and Just Water became a publicly listed company on the New Zealand Stock Exchange. In 2005, Just Water International’s Australian arm, Clearwater Filter Systems, grew to become one of the largest water cooler companies in the country.

Just Water champions innovation in business and the workplace, and was one of the first companies in New Zealand to recognise the need for women in leadership.

Our People

Tony Falkenstein

BCom, Executive Director