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School Wellbeing Collaboration Resource Pack 1

School Wellbeing Collaboration: Resource Pack 1

By Toni Reid | October 20, 2017

If you’re involved in a school in some way – whether as a parent, teacher or student – this resource pack from our School Wellbeing Collaboration is for you! Resource Pack One reflects our first portion of work, focussed on …

Youth Civics Report 2015

Youth Civics

By Gina Rembe | October 13, 2017

Investigating youth civic engagement in Aotearoa New Zealand – voices of young people


Over the course of June 2015, the Lifehack team undertook a participatory approach to investigating the status of youth civic engagement in Aotearoa New Zealand from …

It’s Youth Week!

By Toni Reid | May 31, 2017


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 …

How to create an environment for LGBTIQ youth to flourish

By Paul McGregor | May 10, 2017

Helping LGBTIQ youth to flourish

Earlier this year, a few awesome humans came together to discuss a pretty important topic – ‘How do we create an environment for LGBTIQ youth wellbeing?’ LGBTIQ stands for: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or …

Working with our young people: reflections on Oro from Mike Ryan, Director Community Services, Upper Hutt City Council

By Penny Hagen | January 19, 2017

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, …

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 …

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 …

#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 …

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, …