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Putting frameworks from te ao Māori into action: wellbeing and prototyping

Over the years, Lifehack has used two main wellbeing evidence bases: The Five Ways to Wellbeing, an abbreviated version developed by the New Economics Foundation which was based upon the work of positive psychology professor Dr Martin Seligman. The second, …

How can you live and work bi-culturally in Aotearoa New Zealand?


Lifehack Flourishing Fellow, hustler and Glen Innes #GITilliDie mana wahine Christina Leef recently hosted a kōrero around living and working biculturally. A kōrero interspersed with lyrical junctures, the uncovering of assumptions and some brave patai (questions) that sparked some important …

Reflections on Te Tiriti o Waitangi workshop


Reflections on Te Tiriti o Waitangi workshop

The following is a post by Christina Curley, a 2015 Flourishing Fellow on her reflections of attending Te Tiriti o Waitangi workshop.

What does it mean to be a bicultural and purpose ­driven …

Ngā Uri Ō at Design for Social Innovation Symposium 2016

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On the 13th of July Lifehack delivered three 10-minute mini workshops at the Design for Social Innovation Symposium hosted at Massey University to share a tool we’re developing called Ngā Uri Ō. It’s a prototype concept to capture the importance …

Ngā Uri Ō – Descendants of

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The Journey of Ngā Uri Ō

(photos of Ngā Uri Ō at the Sovereign and Youthline workshop March 2016)

Earlier in the year Lifehack gathered in Manukau along with Sovereign and Youthline where we facilitated 1.5 days of looking at …

Rediscovering roots: Christina Leef on weaving our stories


He uri tēnei ō Te Rarawa

Ko Panguru tōku māunga

Ko Hokianga tōku moana

Ko Waihou tōku awa

Ko Nuku Tawhiti tōku waka

Ko Waipuna tōku marae


He uri anō tenei o kuki Airani

Nō te moutere ō Aitutaki. …

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

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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 …

Lifehack Māori Design Day


With Lifehack’s mahi we want to pay respect, represent, engrain different cultural values in our work. To explore what it means for our design to be “of this place” around Aotearoa New Zealand, we brought together some local minds in …