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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 thinking for everybody who attended. It was one of our Online Ako (skill-sharing) Sessions –…
What we’ve learnt from running the Fellowship
Lifehack’s programme designs have been iterations from all the work we’ve done in the past. Not only do we spent time reflecting and implementing learnings into future programmes, we also take inspiration from practitioners around the globe. If you’re curious how we designed Oro, our place-based programme from late last year, check out this post.…
Funding your participation in the Flourishing Fellowship
This post outlines how we’re supporting applicants to make the Fellowship financially accessible. We would love your feedback on this support, so please do email us at email@example.com if you have any thoughts. Applications for the 2017 Flourishing Fellowship closed last week! And while we’ve extended the deadline to allow some extra people to apply,…
The Lifehack Community: successes, failures and futures
In the last three years Lifehack has directly engaged with over 1500 people in kanohi ki te kanohi (face-to-face) programmes and events. We’ve put lots of time and effort into creating safe spaces for people to connect and learn. Which means that most people leave feeling hopeful, inspired and motivated to work alongside young people to…
Working with our young people: reflections on Oro from Mike Ryan, Director Community Services, Upper Hutt City Council
Mike Ryan, Director Community Services at Upper Hutt City Council has written this guest post on Oro, Lifehack’s most recent place-based collaboration based in Upper Hutt. In it Mike shares his reflections on the development and benefits of the programme, as well as how the programme has changed the Council’s approach to working with and for Upper Hutt’s young people…