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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…


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…


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…