Kiwis are famous for their ingenuity and self-sufficiency. It is said that Kiwis can create amazing things — all they need is ‘a piece of Number 8 wire’. No. 8 wire is a certain gauge of wire that was incredibly popular for use as fencing wire around New Zealand’s many farms, and was used for a variety of tasks. It has become a symbol of kiwi adaptability and resourcefulness. It is my hope to embody this mindset, and learn as much as I can over the next 5 months.