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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…

The Speech That Started It All

For today’s post I thought I’d share the speech I gave at the launch of LIFEHACK. (Sadly I wasn’t able to get it recorded, but I think this does the trick…) If you told me that I’d be sharing the stage with government officials 6 months ago, I would have laughed at you… but here I…

Hi folks, I’m back, this time with a little Pep Talk, courtesy of Kid President… Right, so, in the wise words of Kid President – “Create something that will make the world awesome”. Want to be that person? The one that makes the world awesome? Yup, me too. That’s why I got involved in LIFEHACK,…

It Hasn’t Been Easy

I’m not going to lie to you – the last seven days have been emotionally draining! Feeling the pressure to keep LIFEHACK progressing is hard when you’re tank’s running empty. From receiving the resignation letter from our Auckland Regional Coordinator to back-to-back of unproductive meetings – it’s safe to say last week was a shit week…

Dunedin – last but not least!

Dunedin has one of the highest populations of students and of young people in the country – and it makes sense! Home to the University of Otago, Otago Polytechnic and a myriad of high schools Dunedin can be a great place to grow up and gain a world class education. With almost 40% of the…

Young people leading the way in Christchurch

Here at LIFEHACK Christchurch we truly believe that young people are the best people to find the solutions for the challenges young people face. So, I’ve got my right hand lady Olivia Taylor (16), our student event coordinator helping out with everything we do. This week she presented about LIFEHACK to an audience of about 300…

Hustlin’ in Wellington

Exciting times! Wellington registrations are starting to roll in, but we’d love to see more of them – so please do feel free to share the word about Lifehack and mention it to your friends! Off the back of the launch up in Auckland, I’ve been carrying the energy down to Wellington and am already…