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

Zorb

Zorb - David and Andrew Akers The Zorb – a device designed to induce vomiting in adults with too much money. Brothers David and Andrew Akers didn’t invent the idea of putting people into a giant ball and rolling it down a hill, bu… read more