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We’re nearing the end of the first series of LIFEHACK. So, we’re making time to reflect on all of the amazing things that have happened so far, and how we can keep sharing, and growing all of the energy and momentum that you’ve all been part of. Right now the video proposals prepared by the…

It’s been awesome

What a year it’s been so far. LIFEHACK has been the most amazing ride, and I’m so proud of everything that’s come out of it. LIFEHACK has shown me that there are so many awesome people who all believe in supporting our young people. And, while it’s still early days, with phase two; judging of…

Top Idea Videos LIVE!

The time has come. After months and months of preparation, they’re finally ready – the 10 top ideas of LIFEHACK 2013. It is with great pleasure that we introduce these to you in no particular order. Judging begins today (Friday 31st May) and goes for two weeks by a panel of carefully selected peeps from…

Dunedin Wrap Up – saving the best ’til last!

Our final LIFEHACK Weekend for 2013 went down in Dunedin, and once again we were blown away by the ingenuity and talent on display. The weekend kicked off at The Hunter Center, located at The University of Otago’s health sciences department. It was perfect environment as we had large open spaces as well as many…

LIFEHACKING in Christchurch!

Wow, what a weekend! Here in Christchurch, we’ve turned community spirit into an art form, and this was evident during our LIFEHACK Weekend.  Everyone pitched in to make sure the event was a memorable one. Olivia and I knew we might have a few issues trying to secure a venue in Christchurch, and with good…

The Creative Capital has been lifehacked!

Five more awesome ideas pitched @lifehackhq. If this is an example of NZs problem solving potential we need more events like this! — chris clay(@chrisclaynz) April 14, 2013 This tweet from one of our judges, Chris Clay, couldn’t really sum up the weekend any better. Massey’s College of Creative Arts was filled with the eager…

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…