The Wonders Of The Waters
I have seen NZTODAY many times but never purchased a copy before, that is until yesterday. It’s a great magazine and seeing as we are about to purchase a caravan and head out to see places we haven’t visited yet, it’s a good reference magazine and isn’t cluttered with loads of advertising.
I’m wanting to know about the mineral waters you visited at Taupo and Turangi. We have been to the De Bretts one in Taupo but are you able to tell me what others there are that you soaked in please? I have a muscle condition that is helped greatly by soaking in those mineral waters. Unfortunately we don’t live in any of those areas so it’s once in a while. What was the mineral stuff you left on your skin that may help me also? Looking forward to your reply. Regards, Maggie Marsden ED. Thanks for your letter Maggie. The two pools I soaked in were Tokaanu, near Turangi and the newly renovated Wairakei Terraces just north of Taupo. In terms of the minerals I left on my skin, it was just letting the water dry and not having a shower. These special mineral waters are full of silica, sodium, magnesium and even arsenic. All good for one’s health apparently. Please see more information in my Turangi story in this issue, but also a mineral water expert Dr Alexander Kouzminov has written us a fascinating story on the history of New Zealand’s mineral waters and the benefits of them. Look out for that story in an upcoming issue.