User personas are a powerful tool to help clarify who you’re trying to serve and how you can best help them. As a tool from the start-up, marketing and design worlds, we wanted to show you how we’ve used them …Read More
I had the privilege of attending the Collaborative Hui on the 27th and 28th of April on behalf of the Lifehack Community. It was a fantastic couple of days with hope, optimism and challenge …Read More
Over the past six months Lifehack has been working alongside progressive and newly established Ormiston Junior College, mental health advocacy organisation Changing Minds and Auckland Libraries to co-host action-oriented learning with young people aged eleven to fifteen (Years 7-10).
This …Read More
Over the years we’ve been trying to work out how to best embed evidence in our mahi in a way that’s accessible, practical and engaging. Much of the best-practice and research of how to improve wellbeing has been done and …Read More
Guest post by Paul Thompson of Upper Hutt Community Youth Trust
Why would I want to be involved in a hackathon and give up a whole weekend to …Read More
Experimenting with online facilitation
Over the past six months, Lifehack has been experimenting with online environment as a way to get ideas off the ground and awhi the work of various members of our community.
In February, Olivia & Kieran …Read More
Over the years, Lifehack has used two main wellbeing evidence bases: The Five Ways to Wellbeing, an abbreviated version developed by the New Economics Foundation which was based upon the work of positive psychology professor Dr Martin Seligman. The second, …Read More
This week we are celebrating Youth Week!
Our focus is around how we can improve the systems that influence youth wellbeing.
We’ll be releasing videos that demonstrate how people across Aotearoa New Zealand have been influencing change from their …Read More
It’s time for the next Lifehack update for 2017 and we have lots to share. We also have an update on the future of Lifehack.
What’s been going on: We’ve got two cracking programmes running at the moment. We’re working …Read More
Late last month, Gina and Paul travelled up to Palmerston North to facilitate the Palmy North Youth Codesign Summit. It was a two day event to practise codesign with other youth practitioners in Palmy North.
In this post, …Read More
Some emails just seem too good to be true. Often, they involve suggestions of no-strings-attached offers of monetary support. One such email landed in our inbox just a couple of weeks ago. We sent it around the team and I …Read More
Over several months at the end of 2016 we developed a comprehensive Impact Model for Lifehack. It helps consolidate and share what we’ve learnt between 2013 and 2016 about how an innovation initiative like Lifehack creates and tracks impact. …Read More
Lifehack Flourishing Fellow, hustler and Glen Innes #GITilliDie mana wahine Christina Leef recently hosted a kōrero around living and working biculturally. A kōrero interspersed with lyrical junctures, the uncovering of assumptions and some brave patai (questions) that sparked some important …Read More
This post outlines how we’re supporting applicants to make the Fellowship financially accessible. We would love your feedback on this support, so please do email us at email@example.com if you have any thoughts.
Applications for the 2017 Flourishing Fellowship closed …Read More
This is your last chance to apply for the 2017 Flourishing Fellowship! We have extended applications until next Wednesday 8 March at 5pm! (Yes that’s a Wednesday.)
Click here to go the application page!
We’ve been blown away by the…Read More
Are you a manager or decision-maker trying to decide whether to “sign off” on somebody’s participation in this year’s Flourishing Fellowship? Well – this blog post is for you.
Paul McGregor was one of our original Flourishing Fellows. Now, as …Read More
In the last three years Lifehack has directly engaged with over 1500 people in kanohi ki te kanohi (face-to-face) programmes and events.
We’ve put lots of time and effort into creating safe spaces for people to connect and learn. Which …Read More
Mike Ryan, Director Community Services at Upper Hutt City Council has written this guest post on Oro, Lifehack’s most recent place-based collaboration based in Upper Hutt. In it Mike shares his reflections on the development and benefits of the programme, …Read More
Over the past two months the Lifehack team has been running a programme in Upper Hutt called Oro, which focuses on mobilising the local community around a series of local initiatives and igniting localised cross-sector collaboration. This blog post is …Read More