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

Side opening ratchet

Side opening ratchet - Barry Armour The Armour Side-Loading Tie Down Ratchet has a hinged side which opens, allowing you to simply loop the strap into the mechanism wherever on its length suits you, then swing the side closed, and ratch… read more