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Map of Youth Wellbeing Projects in Aotearoa

Crowdsourcing A Youth Wellbeing Map For Aotearoa

By Gina Rembe | August 7, 2015

The Problem:

We’re often asked what kinds of projects are happening in the youth wellbeing space in Aotearoa New Zealand. Often we reel off a number of the projects we’ve worked with, ones we know about through our networks, and …

Announcing The Lower Hutt Weekend Projects

By Gina Rembe | August 3, 2015

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be working with three awesome local community initiatives at the upcoming Lower Hutt weekend. Whether you’re into cycling, local food production, reciprocity systems, or whānau activities, there’s something for everyone. These brave individuals and …

Wellbeing in Aotearoa : Te Whare Tapa Whā

By Gina Rembe | August 3, 2015

Increasingly there is a recognition around the world that Wellbeing is a holistic concept.

Whilst there’s some excellent resources such as 5 Ways To Wellbeing and PERMA, here at Lifehack we feel like we need to acknowledge what Wellbeing means …

Visual Responses to Everyday Wellbeing Challenge

Improving Everyday Wellbeing – Week 2

By Gina Rembe | July 27, 2015

Week 2 of the Everyday Wellbeing Design Challenge with Massey University rolled around, and it was a fascinating array of dialogue and visuals.

As Week 1 ended, the students were asked to spend their independent study hours working to make …

Everyday Wellbeing Design Challenge banner image

Improving Everyday Wellbeing – Week 1

By Gina Rembe | July 17, 2015

This week we launched the initiative we’ve been working on for several months now – a design challenge with Massey University’s School of Design, focused on Everyday Wellbeing.

The design challenge fits into one semester, and is a double paper …

Double Diamond of Everyday Wellbeing Design Challenge

Everyday Wellbeing – Design Challenge Overview

By Gina Rembe | July 17, 2015

How might we unleash Aotearoa New Zealand’s young design talent on Everyday Wellbeing?

Lifehack and Massey University are kicking off a Design Challenge together in July 2015, focused on Everyday Wellbeing.

See the original announcement here, and links to all …

Labs Chat – Child & Youth Mental Health in Canada

By Gina Rembe | May 29, 2015

We’re constantly scanning the international frontiers to see what emerges around the world that we can learn from, build on, and generally improve our work to see 100% of young Kiwis flourishing by 2050. As an example, a short while …

Launching the Flourishing Fellowship 2015

By Gina Rembe | May 5, 2015

At the start of April we asked the question: ‘How might we best support the people around Aotearoa who are championing Wellbeing and Flourishing thinking & projects?’

You can read the first blog here.

To further this, over the last …

Collaborative Trust Hui

Collaborative Trust – Youth Wellbeing Research Hui

By Gina Rembe | May 4, 2015

One of the greatest parts of our work is being able to learn about and connect, different worlds. One of those instances was the Collaborative Trust’s Research Hui, who annually convene social workers, academics, youth workers, researchers and people interested …

Lifehack & Massey University Collaborate for Everyday Wellbeing

Press Release: Lifehack & Massey University Collaborate For Everyday Wellbeing

By Gina Rembe | April 10, 2015


Lifehack and Massey University collaborate for Everyday Wellbeing

Improving everyday wellbeing for young Kiwis through social entrepreneurship will be one of the focuses of an exciting new Design Challenge project for visual communication design students attending Massey …

Photo of the Lifehack Labs 2014 Core Crew

#LifehackLabs – Week 5 – Sprint to Springboard

By Gina Rembe | September 24, 2014

Week 5 of Lifehack Labs was all about teams building toward the future.

With the final event fast approaching, the Labs teams were again set loose to choose their own paths in the final week. Whether it was conducting user …

#LifehackLabs Participants’ Perspective: Week 4 – Piles of Post It Notes!

By Gina Rembe | September 16, 2014

This week the participants were super busy. Even more super busy than the weeks before. As a tribute to this busy-ness, this week’s blogpost is an attempt to document just some of the thoughts, questions , processes and progress the …

New Zealand Well-Being 2.0

By Gina Rembe | June 24, 2014

This is a guest blog by Carsten Grimm, mental health promoter.


“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast …

Why LIFEHACK focuses on ‘Improving Youth Wellbeing through Technology’

By Gina Rembe | June 9, 2014

Recently we launched LIFEHACK Labs – Aotearoa New Zealand’s first social innovation lab. It’s focus through the 5 week experience is to kickstart impact projects to improve youth wellbeing through technology.

Why Youth Wellbeing?

As many of you will know, …

Please Be Kind To Yourself & Other People

By Gina Rembe | February 22, 2014

The team at LIFEHACK was sad to hear that Charlotte Dawson was found dead today after a battle with depression, partly this seems to have been caused by recent online bullying.

The story of Charlotte Dawson typifies the incredibly sad …

How Tramping With Your Friends & Family This Holiday Is Better Than Giving Presents

By Gina Rembe | December 19, 2013


This holiday season, we suggest you can do something better than spending the final days before Christmas running around the shops and getting stressed – Stop Now.

Instead of giving a traditional present this …

The 5 Ways To Wellbeing

By Gina Rembe | December 19, 2013

This is one of the most important pieces of research in the last decade – a guide to how we can improve our own wellbeing.

This research shows that if we integrate Giving, Learning, Activities, Mindfulness and Connection into our …