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Sam Rye: 3 Questions I still have about Social Labs (Throwback to 2016)

By Toni Reid | March 22, 2016

Social Labs, you’ve probably heard us talk about them, you might have been part of one and you might also have hosted one. We’ve dug out this Medium post by the our tuakana (and ex co-lead) Sam Rye from back …

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 …

Theory of Change Worksheet

By Toni Reid | October 20, 2017


What is a Theory of Change?

A Theory of Change is your best guess about how your work impacts the issue you care about. This worksheet provides a simple starting point for thinking about the causes that contribute to …

Designing for Wellbeing: Reflecting on unexpected insights

By Gina Rembe | July 7, 2016

by Sam Rye, former co-lead at Lifehack

What would happen if we took 290 students from a third year design paper, and focused the brief on Everyday Wellbeing?


In 2015 I was part of the Lifehack crew which teamed …

What Is A Social Innovation Lab?

What is a Social Innovation Lab? [Part 2]

By Gina Rembe | April 30, 2015

image courtesy of DESIS:

We’ve talked a bit recently about how Lifehack emerged in 2014 to go beyond running a few events, and start asking the hard questions about the role of social innovation in improving youth wellbeing, and …

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 …

Design for Complexity – Talking Social Innovation Practice

By Gina Rembe | April 1, 2015

What is the role of Design in Social Innovation?

We’ve been asking ourselves this a lot recently, and we were delighted when we were asked to drop in to Massey University’s Design School to speak to the 4th year students …

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Running Lean Startup Experiments

By Gina Rembe | February 10, 2015

Running Lean Startup Experiments from Lifehack HQ


Lean Startup Experiments are a method to generate the currency of Entrepreneurship – learning.

In this workshop, first presented at Live The Dream by Sam Rye (co-Lead at Lifehack), we’ll take you …

Watch this space… Beast & YOMO are Living The Dream!

By Gina Rembe | December 19, 2014









Good news! Our friends over at Live The Dream are cranking away through summer, supporting a bunch of awesome young Kiwis to build social enterprises!

The excellent news is that the Beast …

Hacking Life in Wellington

By Gina Rembe | November 11, 2014


Over the weekend we brought together a crack group of people who wanted to give their time and energy to 3 awesome youth causes.

On Friday night we heard from our project hosts about their hopes for the …

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 …

Outside the Square of Lifehack HQ

By Gina Rembe | July 3, 2014

Born into the Chinese third generation in New Zealand, I chose my own career path. As a Wellingtonian with a keen interest in business and start-ups, I decided to hone in on marketing and entrepreneurship at Massey University. The business …

LIFEHACK team takes 10 to take notice

By Gina Rembe | April 28, 2014

Here at LIFEHACK HQ, we’ve been working to keep ourselves well, despite a hectic schedule of meetings, events, emails and building for a big middle of the year (more about that soon!).

One of the things we keep coming back …

Exciting new phase of Lifehack

By Gina Rembe | October 7, 2013

Since Silvia & Alanna visited the teams in July, the Lifehack governance group has been working hard in the background to find a team to take the project forward over the coming years.  We recognised that the right mix of …

LIFEHACKING in Christchurch!

By Gina Rembe | April 22, 2013

Wow, what a weekend! Here in Christchurch, we’ve turned community spirit into an art form, and this was evident during our LIFEHACK Weekend.  Everyone pitched in to make sure the event was a memorable one.

Olivia and I knew we …

The Speech That Started It All

By Gina Rembe | March 24, 2013

For today’s post I thought I’d share the speech I gave at the launch of LIFEHACK. (Sadly I wasn’t able to get it recorded, but I think this does the trick…)

If you told me that I’d be sharing the …

By Gina Rembe | March 21, 2013

Hi folks,

I’m back, this time with a little Pep Talk, courtesy of Kid President…

Right, so, in the wise words of Kid President – “Create something that will make the world awesome”.

Want to be that person? The one …

Only 4 Days until Nelson gets Lifehacked!

By Gina Rembe | November 3, 2015

We are fortunate to be working alongside two projects that address some serious social issues that impact youth wellbeing. We’re also looking for anyone, of any age to come to this event as a participant.


Ten reasons to come …

Photos of Massey students prototyping ideas

Everyday Wellbeing Design Challenge – Fresh Minds & Approach

By Gina Rembe | September 14, 2015

image courtesy of Mark Bradford

After a two week mid-semester break, the students from Massey’s School of Design are back to work on their Everyday Wellbeing Design Challenge!

We were asked by the Massey Tutors to come in and do …

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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 …