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

Martin Jetpack

Martin Jetpack - Glenn Martin The history of jetpacks is long and there have been hundreds of prototypes made all over the world. The most famous is the Bell Rocket Belt. It was powered by tanks of hydrogen peroxide, which decompo… read more