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Lifehack's Four Year Journey

Lifehack’s Four Year Journey: Wrapping Up In October 2017

“Are we an institution, or an intervention?” – Gina Rembe   As we draw to the close of Lifehack’s mahi, we would like to send a massive thank you and mihi to everybody who’s contributed to our kaupapa in the last four years. Our active programmes are ending and the team is moving on at…

Impactful Co-design Training

Impactful Co-design Training: An Impact Story from Palmerston North

Are impactful co-design training events possible? Does a short one-off co-design training event justify investment? Those questions wereat the back of Paul and Gina’s mind when they hosted the Palmy North Codesign Summit – a two day co-design training to support the local youth sector to take a collaborative, cross-sectoral approach to their work. The initial…

Guest Blog: Dayna Carter Oro Hackathon

Oro Hackathon -The journey, outcomes and reflections

Written by former Lifehack teamie Dayna Carter The Oro Hackathon was delivered over the weekend of 28-30 July, 2017 and was a success for all sorts of reasons. Firstly, each of the three powerful Upper Hutt based projects walked away with lots of outputs developed in collaboration with 60 + people involved into weekend, to…

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Guest post: Eleanor Hurton @ the Codesign for Youth Wellbeing Symposium

I had the incredible opportunity to attend Lifehack’s ‘Co-design for Youth Wellbeing Symposium’ in Wellington on Monday 4th September. I went to this symposium representing Bounce, a Red Cross youth well-being project driven by young people in Christchurch. As a Bounce youth ambassador my aim is to empower young people to increase their well-being and…

Programme design for impact

Programme Design for Impact: Features from the Flourishing Fellowship

Designing a programme for impact is an ever-evolving art. This post shares some of the key programme design features from our flagship programme, the Flourishing Fellowship. In 2017 we hosted our third iteration of the Flourishing Fellowship. Some aspects of the programme have remained constant, such as the venues, and having three hui spread over…

Sneak peak at FF impact report

A Sneak Peak at the 2017 Fellowship Impact Report

We’re busy compiling the 2017 Fellowship Impact Report. As silly as it might sound, we’re bursting at the seams to share some of the high level results and learnings. We’d like to give a big mihi to Angelique Praat from the Ripple Collective for their evaluation genius and evaluative leadership. Angelique has drafted the Impact Report,…