If necessity is the mother of invention then Kiwi ingenuity - fossicking around in the middle of the night where he probably shouldn't be - is certainly the father. Invention doesn't need three parents, so good old No.8 wire must be the milkman.
This comprehensive compendium is a treasury of New Zealand inventions - packed with the stories of 202 inventions and the people who made them. From well-known innovations (human flight, the discovery of DNA and the creation of the Pavlova) to those which are less known (instant coffee, the referee’s whistle) to the newest in high-tech world-leaders (robots and jetpacks!), this is the most complete and entertaining book ever on kiwi ingenuity. And yes, the Pav is definitely ours.
The book’s light-hearted approach and strong visual layout will appeal to a wide range of readers – perfect for Dad, and with stories to impress your aunty and entertain the whole family. It's a celebration of the No.8 wire spirit that made New Zealand what it is today, and it's a look at how innovation can power us into the future. It's No.8 Rewired.
A new book celebrating NZ’s ingenuity and global success.
Published by Penguin - October 2014.
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Radio Live interview on Innovation - 29 Sept 2016
Idealog magazine podcast - 29 Sept 2016
RadioNZ interview - 25 February 2016
Idealog - 20 Sept 2015
Interest.co.nz - 29 Nov 2014
Idealog ad - 7 Nov 2014
BOP Times - 4 Nov 2014
Idealog review - Nov 2014
Locus Blog Review - 29 Oct 2014
The book was at number 8, and number 3 in the best sellers lists - 25 Oct 2014
Scoop article - 22 Oct 2014
WNT Ventures - 21 Oct 2014
Koru Magazine review - Oct 2014
Duncan Garner on Radio Live - 17 Oct 2014
A thoughtful debate on Stuff - 17 Oct 2014 - and our response
Stuff article on MOTAT - 13 Oct 2014
Idealog - 7 Oct 2014
NBR Extracts - 4 Oct 2014
Coast FM - 1 Oct 2014
TV One Good Morning Show - 29 Sept 2014
Radio Live - 28 Sept 2014
Radio NZ Interview - 28 Sept 2014
Sunday Star Times - 28 Sept 2014
Newstalk ZB Interview - 27 Sept 2014
Stuff - 26 Sept 2014
The Rural - 24 Sept 2014
Channel Magazine - Sept 2014
TEDx Review - August 2014
Stuff - 5 May 2014
NBR - Moxie Sessions - May 2014