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Youthline Manukau & Sovereign mahi: tuatahi – Christina Leef

Youthline Manukau & Sovereign

Kia ora tatou, He uri tenei nō Te Rarawa me Kuki Airani, Ko Christina Leef ahau.


In November 2015 I received a call from Gina about a partnership between Youthline, Sovereign and Lifehack. Youthline Manukau needed to increase the …

We’re coming to Christchurch!

We’re off to Christchurch this week!


Last year, Lifehack was invited to do a poster presentation at the Collaborative Trust Hui in Christchurch, this year we’re back presenting a workshop around the conference topic:

‘More than words – Extending …

Youthline, Sovereign, and Lifehack: Youthline Manukau

Sov Announcement Blog



We’re immensely proud to announce that we’ve had the privilege to work with Youthline’s Manukau team, and Sovereign last week.

The Lifehack team travelled up to Auckland and spent Thursday and Friday at the Manukau centre working with …

We have moved to Enspiral Dev Academy

Lifehack Moved to EDA


This week, Lifehack moved in with Enspiral Dev Acadamy — a thriving hub of tech-related learning on Upper Cuba Street. Like us, they’re also part of  the Enspiral family and share a similar tikanga around collaboration, learning, and looking …

Lifehack’s Impact story — out now

(Illustration by Miranda Lees)

For the past few months we’ve been beavering away trying so sum up the learnings and impact from our mahi from the last couple of years. Two years ago, we started running our first experiments: the …

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 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 …

Te Kōanga is GO!

Te Kōanga programme logo - seeds sprouting in spring

We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new programme Te Kōanga!

Te Kōanga is a programme inspired by the energy of spring, new shoots of life, and that nervous excitement of possibility. We named it after te reo Māori …

Nelson Tasman weekend event Final Project

Lifehack has finalised the third and final project for this weekend, we’re happy to announce that Nelson’s Live Arts will be joining us for the two and a half days this weekend.


Here’s a bit more info about Nelson …

Flourishing Fellowship 2015 Doco

A group of community champions embarked on Lifehack’s Flourishing Fellowship from across Aotearoa, New Zealand. The programme was designed to up-skill participants in wellbeing thinking and entrepreneurial tools for social impact, with a focus on improving the lives of young …

Only 4 Days until Nelson gets Lifehacked!

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 …

Lifehack in Toronto


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 loose in New York

Can you imagine, our team loose in New York City en route to Montreal?


That was our reality last week in the lead up to the global conference for IAYMH (see original post here). My name is Chelsea, I’ve …

IAYMH Trip to Canada / USA

Le Gate

A few months ago we received an email inviting Lifehack to co-facilitate a workshop at a conference together with our friends at Young & Well Co-operative Research Centre in Australia and two young community leaders. The sender?


The International …

Lifehack Nelson/Tasman: Welcoming Projects & Participants

Lifehack is coming to the Nelson Tasman region!


We’re excited to announce our Lifehack weekend coming up in November, running from Friday the 6th to Sunday the 8th.


Lifehack weekends are a great way for the community to …

Everyday Wellbeing Design Challenge – Fresh Minds & Approach

Photos of Massey students prototyping ideas

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 …

Flourshing Fellowship: Hui Tuarua

Checking in to the mahi

Many different ideas came out of our second Hui, the fellows had been in a position where they can really start to delve deeper into the work, the understanding and the methods that they had …

Everyday Wellbeing Design Challenge – Empathy

Students sort post it notes at Week 6 of the Everyday Wellbeing Design Challenge

Last week we wrote about the exciting turbulence that was created at the turning point in the design challenge, where students were able to continue with the design brief they’d been shaping up for five weeks, or change and seek …

Everyday Wellbeing Design Challenge: All Change?

Student Stand Up At Massey University School of Design

Week 5 was secretly the point I was most excited about at the Everyday Wellbeing Design Challenge with Massey University. It was the time where the tutors were testing a hypothesis – ‘can we enhance our students’ collaborative practice by …