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Toni Reid: Reflections on the Flourishing Fellowship (Throwback to 2016)

Back in 2016 Toni wrote up some of their reflections on the Flourishing Fellowship programme. This medium post captures some of our thinking at the time about the role of the Fellowship in bringing together cross-sector approaches to youth wellbeing in Aotearoa.   Part of Lifehack’s ongoing strategy is to build a series of wellbeing…

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Flourishing Fellowship – Applications Closed

  We have received a resounding response from people up and down the country who want to work on improving the lives of young kiwis. A big thanks to everyone who spread the word via Twitter, Facebook, email and through kōrero with friends. It will be a very tough choice to select only 25 people…

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Last day to apply for the Fellowship!

We have heard lots of excitement about Lifehack’s next iteration of the Flourishing Fellowship. But now’s the moment to match excitement with action — our last day for applications is today.  Are you passionate about making Aotearoa a better place for future generations? We warmly invite you to apply for this programme, and join, and others in…

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Experimenting with placing financial value on experiences

You may have read or seen that Lifehack are on the lookout for the next generation of Flourishing Fellows. Similarly to last year, Lifehack are looking for up to twenty-five people from around Aotearoa to convene around the topic of youth wellbeing. You may also know that we are fiercely experimental, continually challenging the status…

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Nick Laurence: Be mindful, make a difference

In continuing on from introducing one of 2015’s Flourishing Fellows, we’re proud to present Nick Laurence and his journey thus far. Nick joined us in July last year for the Flourishing Fellowship and has since then continued on to launch multiple ventures and projects as well as participating in Te Kōanga in November and December in…

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From Tee-Ball to Dancing: How caring about young women’s wellbeing starts with putting them at the center

Fran was a participant in our Flourishing Fellowship in 2015. After completing the Fellowship she went on with her project and team to be a part of Te Kōanga; a programme aiming to accelerate projects from idea to product and into market. Below is the journey that Fran has undertaken since July 2015! If you’d…

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Announcing the Flourishing Fellowship 2016

Lifehack is proud to announce that we will be convening an iteration of the Flourishing Fellowship this year! Off the back of a powerful inaugural programme, we are now inviting expressions of interest from people across Aotearoa who are invested in the wellbeing of young New Zealanders and are looking to increase their connection to like-minded…

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Adventures with Youthline and Sovereign

Over the past three months Youthline, Sovereign and Lifehack have been working together to improve the volunteer experience at the Manukau branch. Late in April, we all came together to build further insights around how volunteers experience their time at Youthline Manukau. After a quick check in, which welcomed members from the Youthline Central and Support Team, we…

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Tools for enriching wellbeing in self and others

Toni and Gina attended the Youth Collaborative Hui in Christchurch last month. Not only is it a great gathering of researchers and front-line workers in the youth and wellbeing space, but it was also a good opportunity to catch up with friends old and new in Christchurch. You can read more about the conversations we had…

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Toi Tangata Hui-A-Tau 2016 — My learnings about Māori practice and etiquette

Ko Ruapehu tōku maunga Ko Wanganui tōku awa Ko Aotea tōku waka Ko Ranana tōku marae No Wanganui ahau, engari i pakeke au i Te Whanaganui-ā-tara Ko Dayna ahau. Earlier this year I attended Toi Tangata Hui-ā-Tau, a three-day hui with thought provoking kōrero, interactive workshops and structured physical activities. Each of these contributions challenged…

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Kites Codesign session

Over the past year Lifehack and Kites Trust have been sharing ideas and resources specifically around the role of design, technology and peer support in lives of young New Zealanders.   This month, Lifehack was invited to facilitate a codesign session alongside Kites’ incredibly talented youth think tank and Amanda Luckman, Kites’ Project Specialist. The…

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Heading to OuiShare Fest in Paris and other amazing places

From the 18-20 May 2016, 2000 people will gather in Paris to explore the future of the collaborative economy. OuiShare Fest, now in its fourth year, is hosted by the network with the same name. It’s a distributed, non-profit and global community which ‘exists to empower citizens, public institutions and companies to build a society based…

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The amazing humans of Christchurch

Earlier this month Toni and Gina travelled to Christchurch to participate at the Youth Collaborative Hui and catch up with old friends, while making new friends along the way. As we listened deeply to the experiences of the various people we met, we came to know in much greater depth what life is like five…

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Ministry of Awesome – So. Much. Awesome.

As part of our recent trip to Christchurch, Gina and Toni had the opportunity to meet with Lauren, Erica and Catarina from the Ministry of Awesome. They also very kindly invited us to work from their co-working space during our stay!   Ministry of Awesome do a bunch of great things in Christchurch, one of…

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Youthline Manukau & Sovereign Mahi: Tuarua – Christina Leef

I was asked to put together a piece around cultural tikanga which involved me exploring the different cultures that make up the South Auckland community to carve out a piece of work to house all the different customs within each culture.   As I was navigating these different waters I was drawn back to my hometown, Glen…

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