Welcome.

This is the website of the book of the same name - No.8 Re-Wired, published October 2014 by Penguin BooksNo.8 Re-Wired celebrates the inventions and ingenuity of Kiwis, taking kiwi ingenuity to global success.

There are well over 200 inventions or innovations of note from NZ, and over time, this website will feature them all. From modern innovations like the Martin Jetpack, to some of the earliest innovations in our history, No.8 Re-Wired celebrates New Zealand's impact on the world.

Look for No.8 Re-Wired in all good book shops, or buy it online here, and you can also have a play with the amazing augmented reality, and please contact us if you would like to add any kiwi inventions or ask questions.

 

Invention of the day

Agar Lady

Agar Lady - Dr Lucy Moore Agar is made from seaweed, boiled down and separated off. The resultant substance is jelly-like and clear, and looks a lot like gelatine, which is extracted from animals. Indeed, you could say agar is… read more