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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 …

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 …

Lifehack Community Retreat – Lucy Tyndall

Lifehack Community Retreat


Reconnect – Recharge – Renew


There is much to be said for getting in a car full of strangers and driving to Ōtaki. You start conversations with people you never expected to, or wouldn’t normally get the chance …

Facila-what? Lifehack Community Retreat

Facila-what? Lifehack Community Retreat


The word facilitation comes from the French word facile, which means to make easy. It’s all about making it easy for a group of people to talk or learn together.

But …

Lifehack Community Retreat: Better with friends

Lifehack Community Retreat: Better with friends

Kia ora Lifehack whānau. It’s four weeks out from the Lifehack Community Retreat of 4-6 March. We’re starting to get more than a little bit excited. Don’t have a ticket yet? Grab yours here.


Invite your friends!

You know …

Lifehack Community Retreat programme feedback


Thank you for your ideas

We’d like to give a huge shout-out to everybody who filled out our survey about the Lifehack Community Retreat.

We believe co-design is a crucial part of successful programmes for youth wellbeing and mental health. …

Lifehack Community Hui happening 2016

Lifehack Community Hui happening 2016

Calling all great humans…

Fill out our 5 minute survey before 10 January to tell us what our Lifehack Community Hui for March 2016 should involve!

The Lifehack Community Hui is about building and strengthening the Lifehack community. Sounds nice …

Lifehack Nelson: Through the eyes of participants

Lifehack Nelson: Through the eyes of participants

Lifehack Nelson


After leaving Richmond, Nelson, we were at a loss to describe the amazing people we;’d encountered and had the privilege to work with. We asked one of the participants to provide a few words that sum up …

Meet Kiran Patel: GEW 2015

Kiran Patel - UX Workshop - Young Innovators Collective and Lifehack

We asked Kiran Patel to write something up for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015. Kiran is a part of the Lifehack Venture Support programme and founded Young Innovator’s Collective in Auckland, providing a place, space and platform for young people to …

Learnings from YOMO, and a farewell

Learnings from YOMO, and a farewell

Learnings from YOMO


Lifehack venture, YOMO, has decided to move on. Alex and Michael are making the decision to close shop for the foreseeable future to pursue other opportunities. Before they leave we wanted to gather some of their …

Seed by Seed: Facilitation training at Massey Wellington


Finding good training around facilitation is hard to come by, that’s why when the Lifehack crew saw that Seed by Seed in collaboration with the good people at the Massey University Centre for Public Health Research we knew it would …

Crowdsourcing A Youth Wellbeing Map For Aotearoa

Map of Youth Wellbeing Projects in Aotearoa

The Problem:

We’re often asked what kinds of projects are happening in the youth wellbeing space in Aotearoa New Zealand. Often we reel off a number of the projects we’ve worked with, ones we know about through our networks, and …

A Prototyping Mindset in Practice : Case Study on YOMO

Banner - Prototyping Mindset - Case Study with YOMO


For the best part of 2 years now, Lifehack has been experimenting with using Design processes to empower people to create new wellbeing interventions. Sometimes those Design processes are in the form of experiential weekends, sometimes they’re evening design …

The Lifehack & YOMO Design Sprint

Social Innovation Reality - Design Sprint

How might we highlight high impact areas of exploration for Mindfulness Technology?


The work of social innovation and entrepreneurship isn’t often glamorous. It’s often a long period of fuzziness, confusion and hard work, followed by a breakthrough moment, followed …

Young Innovators Collective joins the Lifehack venture network!

Young Innovators Collective and Lifehack Collaboration

What Makes You Come Alive?

This is the central question at the heart of Young Innovators Collective, and frankly – we love it!

We’ve been sitting on a bit of exciting news for awhile now, but today we’re stoked to …

Welcoming Simon Jarvis to Lifehack!

Simon Jarvis - Lifehack Core Team Member

Introducing Simon Jarvis – one of our awesome new team members!


Member of the pack.


Overwhelming feelings of respect, worry, and wonder. All colliding simultaneously inside an already rather cluttered cortex.


Breathe. Breathe deep.




One foot after another …

Welcoming Dayna Carter to the Lifehack team

Dayna Carter_WMS Wellington
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. – Mother Teresa      

My working background has an array of colours as I’ve dipped my toes in many areas, from hospitality, …

Lifehack Venture Updates: Live The Dream & The App Store

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We’ve been working behind the scenes with a variety of projects & ventures since Lifehack Labs in September 2014, supporting the amazing young teams to get a great foundation to their work to build ventures to enhance …

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

Live The Dream 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 …

#LifehackLabs – Introducing the Projects & Ventures!

Lifehack Labs - Projects & Ventures

Lifehack Labs was our deepest program to date to discover how we might enable bright Kiwi minds to improve the wellbeing of other young Kiwis through technology.

It took the shape of a 5 week social innovation bootcamp which brought …