25 Feb 2016

Masterpieces - David Downs

From Afternoons, 3:07 pm on 25 February 2016

David Downs co-author of No. 8 Re-Wired looks at his favourite lesser-known NZ inventions – how a tobacco company kept the world fit; why Ernest Rutherford is the SECOND most famous person from the small town of Brightwater, Nelson; how a Kiwi stopped people yelling at sport matches; and how a Kiwi vet revolutionised health across the world.

David also highlights some little-known Kiwi heroes of invention that reached recognition on the world stage, but not here in their home country.