One Network News covers Ryan Nichols at 9 years old is the youngest inventor to ever recieve a patent. Anton Blijlevens, a partner at A.J. Park, said that as far as he knew, Ryan was the youngest inventor to have a patent application accepted in New Zealand.
Ryan's invention, christened the Waste-Away, won the $10,000 patent prize package from patent attorney firm A.J. Park and the Icehouse Business Incubator in this year's series of the television show Let's Get Inventin'. Mr Blijlevens said the patentable aspect of the system was its innovative use of water.
Season One hit prime time news with the sheer numbers of patentable creations in the competition.