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Guest Blog: Dayna Carter Oro Hackathon

Oro Hackathon -The journey, outcomes and reflections

By Toni Reid | October 6, 2017

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 …

Oro—Upper Hutt report

By Gina Rembe | July 19, 2017

Oro was Lifehack’s first intensive place-based programme. The programme built on existing relationships Lifehack had in Upper Hutt and was co-designed with local stakeholders. In trialling this new place-based approach we wanted to apply learnings from previous programmes about how …

Oro Hackathon returns to Upper Hutt

By Toni Reid | July 17, 2017

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 help?  I mean I’m busy, I have too many things on …

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, …

Oro: Final hui and programme celebration evening

By Gina Rembe | December 15, 2016

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 …

Lifehack Weekend – Oro Upper Hutt

By Dayna Carter | December 14, 2016

On 11 November 2016, around 15 people over the weekend came together to support the Oro whānau in their aspirations to develop existing and build new wellbeing initiatives that are co-designed with young people of Upper Hutt.

This weekend event …

Oro–Upper Hutt Programme has begun

By Dayna Carter | November 9, 2016

Our new programme, Oro, kicked off two weekends ago. And what a weekend it was!

We were joined by twenty five people, all whom had deep personal or professional connections to Upper Hutt. We couldn’t have done this without support …

Designing Oro–Upper Hutt

By Gina Rembe | October 27, 2016

Below are some five lessons from working at the intersection—and how we integrated those in our newest programme Oro.

Lifehack has been experimenting with different programme shapes and intensities since early in 2014. This has resulted in us running online …

Lifehack in Toronto

By Gina Rembe | October 9, 2015

The Lifehack team has been on the road for nearly two weeks, meeting with the brightest minds in the space of public social innovation & impact en route to a conference in Montreal. After a couple of days in San …

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

By Paul McGregor | October 20, 2017

“Is Lifehack 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 …

Programme Design for Impact: Features from the Flourishing Fellowship

By Paul McGregor | September 29, 2017

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 …

Enabling participation in co-design

By Toni Reid | August 9, 2017

It’s time to go full circle and share with you our learnings on youth participation over the past three years. If you’re working in youth development or you’re part of a start-up that’s building a cross-disciplinary wellbeing/mental health intervention, read …

What I learnt from my time with Lifehack

By Gina Rembe | July 27, 2017

I have dreamt and thought about Lifehack for the last three and a half years. Since joining the team in early 2014, I have done just about all of the roles and tasks under the sun, from organising events to …

Project Kitchens

By Toni Reid | July 27, 2017

Originally developed by Seb Paquet, Project Kitchens is a wonderful tool that can help propel early stage ideas into concrete next steps

The format brings together a small number of people who have projects they would like assistance with and …

Embedding evidence in social-change work: Using protective factors

By Gina Rembe | July 19, 2017

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 …

Online Project Kitchens

By Paul McGregor | July 14, 2017

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 …

Lifehack 2017 Programmes and Funding Update

By Gina Rembe | May 25, 2017

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 …

Working with Thicket to evaluate the impact of 2016’s Flourishing Fellowship

By Gina Rembe | April 19, 2017

We are excited to share our newly released report into the 2016 Lifehack Flourishing Fellowship evaluation by Thicket.


This is a co-written blog post by Lifehack & Thicket, providing some background and context to the report, and our learnings

What we’ve learnt from running the Fellowship

By Paul McGregor | March 8, 2017

Lifehack’s programme designs have been iterations from all the work we’ve done in the past. Not only do we spent time reflecting and implementing learnings into future programmes, we also take inspiration from practitioners around the globe. If you’re curious …

Top 5 Reasons to Support Your People To Attend Lifehack Flourishing Fellowship

Top 5 reasons to support your people to attend the Flourishing Fellowship

By Paul McGregor | February 24, 2017

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 …