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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…

Hacking From the Inside Out

The last few months have been crazy! LIFEHACK has taken shape faster than any project I’ve ever been involved in. The roadmap of my life over the last few months has looked something like this: funding-idea-branding-signoff-planning-hire-do-do-do-hire-do-do-do-hire-hire-launch-do-even more…. all in just over three months! And we’re really just at the beginning…  Moving at this speed can…

And so it all begins. LIFEHACK launched last night!! Official media release is here for your reading.   Date: 28 February 2013   LIFEHACK CALLS FOR HIPSTERS, HACKERS & HUSTLERS TO HELP COMBAT YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES LIFEHACK, a new initiative aimed at tackling youth mental health issues head-on is calling for skilled and creative…

Calling all Hipsters, Hackers & Hustlers!

We’re counting down now until our official project launch. Only a couple to go! We’ll share the details of what we’re up to here soon… watch this space! For now though, all you need to know is that we’re calling hipsters, hackers & hustlers to get involved.