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Counting down to Christchurch – Registrations close on Friday!

Things have been hectic here in Christchurch this week, with the end of the week and the close of registrations drawing nearer! Big thanks to the Ministry of Awesome, IITP, and CPIT, for putting the word out!, and we’re looking forward to chatting with the crew at RDU tomorrow morning, to talk about LIFEHACK! We’ve…

3 DAYS TO GO!!!

Fresh off the back of an inspiring time in Auckland to attend the inaugral Lifehack event (read more about it here), I am pumped and rocking through the final touches for Wellington THIS FRIDAY!! Final touches have been made with Massey to make sure our space is going to look after us well and nurture…

AUCKLAND LIFEHACKERS – Dreams, Schemes and Creations

No blog post can do justice to the incredible work that was put in by each team over the weekend, but we’ll do our best to summarise all of the heart and creativity that was put in: Springboard This team identified that youth don’t really connect with themselves and what makes them tick. So exploring…

AUCKLAND HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN LIFEHACKED!

Our first weekend is now done and dusted, but we’re still basking in the glow of all of the amazingness that the Auckland Lifehackers brought to the weekend. Right from Friday night the beautiful new WG Building at AUT became home to our busy action station, of dreaming, scheming and creating, which kicked off with…

Auckland Lifehackers Assemble!

We’re sprinting towards our first LIFEHACK weekend, with Auckland proceedings kicking off in just over a day! And of course the most important part of a LIFEHACK Weekend is the LIFEHACKERS themselves, so we were pretty excited to lock down our first list of LIFEHACKERS on Tuesday afternoon. Seeing our hipsters, hackers and hustlers all…

Wellington – Reports from on the Road

Back once again, this time writing from a Christchurch cafe. This week I’m on the road, ending with a trip up north to be at the inaugural LIFEHACK event in Auckland. The time is almost here. If you didn’t see last week’s post – I announced that we will be rocking the Wellington event at…

Dunedin – A hectic but productive week!

Hi Everyone! I realised last week that I never properly introduced myself! So here we go: Hi! I’m Tom and I’m a 20 year old 3rd year Student at Otago Uni studying towards a BSc in Neuroscience. I’m also a freelance web developer. What makes me a little different from all the other regional co-ordinators…

Christchurch – It’s All Coming Together!

Hey everyone!  We’re excited to announce that the University of Canterbury College of Arts Digital Humanities Programme will be hosting our Christchurch LIFEHACK Weekend on campus at The Undercroft in the James Hight Building!  It’s a awesome space!   The University is pretty accessible for students, with the Orbiter and Metro Star services going past…

Location, Location, Location, Grateful

I’m back again with a whole bundle of awesome news from Wellington! What a week! I’m so hugely grateful to a couple of individuals – Anna Brown from Massey Uni, and Philippa Bowron at Wellington City Council for all their energy and support toward the project this week, it feels like it’s been a big turning point…

The Speech That Started It All

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 stage with government officials 6 months ago, I would have laughed at you… but here I…

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 that makes the world awesome? Yup, me too. That’s why I got involved in LIFEHACK,…

It Hasn’t Been Easy

I’m not going to lie to you – the last seven days have been emotionally draining! Feeling the pressure to keep LIFEHACK progressing is hard when you’re tank’s running empty. From receiving the resignation letter from our Auckland Regional Coordinator to back-to-back of unproductive meetings – it’s safe to say last week was a shit week…

Dunedin – last but not least!

Dunedin has one of the highest populations of students and of young people in the country – and it makes sense! Home to the University of Otago, Otago Polytechnic and a myriad of high schools Dunedin can be a great place to grow up and gain a world class education. With almost 40% of the…

Young people leading the way in Christchurch

Here at LIFEHACK Christchurch we truly believe that young people are the best people to find the solutions for the challenges young people face. So, I’ve got my right hand lady Olivia Taylor (16), our student event coordinator helping out with everything we do. This week she presented about LIFEHACK to an audience of about 300…

Hustlin’ in Wellington

Exciting times! Wellington registrations are starting to roll in, but we’d love to see more of them – so please do feel free to share the word about Lifehack and mention it to your friends! Off the back of the launch up in Auckland, I’ve been carrying the energy down to Wellington and am already…