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Lifehack Labs – One Year On – Impact Report

By Gina Rembe | December 4, 2015

In 2014, we undertook our most intensive programme yet, with a 5 week, full time bootcamp for 20 young people from around Aotearoa New Zealand.

We called it Lifehack Labs.

This is the story of what happened since…

International research …

Lifehack Venture Updates: Live The Dream & The App Store

By Gina Rembe | February 18, 2015

Designed by Freepik

We’ve been working behind the scenes with a variety of projects & ventures since Lifehack Labs in September 2014, supporting the amazing young teams to get a great foundation to their work to build ventures to enhance …

Lifehack Labs 2014 – The Documentary

By Gina Rembe | February 17, 2015

We’re delighted to share the short documentary which was filmed for Lifehack Labs 2014.

Learn about the young leaders from around Aotearoa who took part, what happened throughout the Lab, and get a peek behind the scenes with the Lifehack …

Watch this space… Beast & YOMO are Living The Dream!

By Gina Rembe | December 19, 2014









Good news! Our friends over at Live The Dream are cranking away through summer, supporting a bunch of awesome young Kiwis to build social enterprises!

The excellent news is that the Beast …

Lifehack Labs 2014 – Programme Design Report

By Gina Rembe | December 19, 2014

In 2014 we launched a program to go deep into improving youth wellbeing. We asked young Kiwis from all over the country to clear the decks for 5 weeks to create themselves a springboard into a future working on youth …

Lifehack Labs - Projects & Ventures

#LifehackLabs – Introducing the Projects & Ventures!

By Gina Rembe | October 5, 2014

Lifehack Labs was our deepest program to date to discover how we might enable bright Kiwi minds to improve the wellbeing of other young Kiwis through technology.

It took the shape of a 5 week social innovation bootcamp which brought …

Meet The Author of ‘Social Labs Revolution’!

By Gina Rembe | October 3, 2014

Do you want to meet the Author of a book which helped inspire Lifehack Labs?

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Back in February, we were deep in research mode – trying to make sense …

Photo of the Lifehack Labs 2014 Core Crew

#LifehackLabs – Week 5 – Sprint to Springboard

By Gina Rembe | September 24, 2014

Week 5 of Lifehack Labs was all about teams building toward the future.

With the final event fast approaching, the Labs teams were again set loose to choose their own paths in the final week. Whether it was conducting user …

#LifehackLabs Participants’ Perspective: Week 5

By Gina Rembe | September 19, 2014

With the labs coming to a close, we asked the participants to reflect over the last 5 weeks and share something they had gained during their time at #lifehacklabs.

#LifehackLabs Participants’ Perspective: Week 4 – Piles of Post It Notes!

By Gina Rembe | September 16, 2014

This week the participants were super busy. Even more super busy than the weeks before. As a tribute to this busy-ness, this week’s blogpost is an attempt to document just some of the thoughts, questions , processes and progress the …

#LifehackLabs – Week 4 – How, Who, WHY?

By Gina Rembe | September 16, 2014

This week we asked our Labs Co ordinator Charlotte to run us through the goings on of week 4.

It’s easy to forget while immersed in this process, that Lifehack Labs is just a tiny snapshot in time. Who would …

Week Three

#LifehackLabs – Week 3 – Building Ideas, Research and Prototypes

By Gina Rembe | September 10, 2014

Penny Hagen assists organisations to apply participatory and design-led approaches to the development of policy, organisational process, strategy and services. Penny specialises in co-design and social change projects and provides training and mentoring to design teams and organisations wanting to …

Visuals at Lifehack Labs

#LifehackLabs – Week 3 – Participants’ Perspective: Hip Hop Styles!

By Gina Rembe | September 10, 2014

This week we mixed it up a bit, crowdsourcing the week’s happenings from Gemma, Jade, Caroline, John, Michael, Steven and Katie which were then free-styled by Lifehack Labs’ resident rapper Aaron. Have a listen here.

First day ate cake,

Celebrate …

#LifehackLabs – Week 2 – Tool up, Team up

By Gina Rembe | September 4, 2014

We asked our #lifehacklabs Co- Lead Chelsea Robinson to give us a run down on what happened in week 2.


If week one was about downloading information and new ideas and new thinking around wellbeing and technology, week two …

Week 2 at #Lifehack Labs: The Feedback Loop between Technology and Culture

By Gina Rembe | September 4, 2014

Weeks out from #Lifehack Labs, I pondered over the type of content that I wanted participants to be clued up on. Given our remit, it was clear that technology had to be part of that learning journey. Trying to cover …

#LifehackLabs Participants’ Perspective: Week 2

By Gina Rembe | September 3, 2014

The Tale of Week Two in the Kingdom of Lifehack Labs, brought to you by Jade and Jess.

Once upon a time (or, to be exact, Monday, 25 August), in the not-so-faraway land of Lifehack HQ, our family of 20 …

Lifehack Labs - The Team

#LifehackLabs Participants’ Perspective: Week 1

By Gina Rembe | August 28, 2014

Every week, we will bring a little of the Lifehack Labs experience to the outside world from the view of the participants.

This week, Ruth, Katie and Gemma catch you up on what happened in a (very long) first week. …

Lifehack Labs - The Team

#LifehackLabs – Week 1 – Connection, Courage & Content

By Gina Rembe | August 25, 2014

Last week we got off to a flying start in Week 1 of the inaugural Lifehack Labs with 20 young people from around Aotearoa New Zealand converging on Wellington.

We’ll be writing a blog post each week to keep you …

Lifehack Labs Begins…

By Gina Rembe | August 14, 2014

Today we’re launching Lifehack Labs into the world.

We’re welcoming twenty of the brightest young people from around the country join us in Wellington today to begin Lifehack Labs. It’ll be five weeks of intensive learning, research, mentoring, coaching and …

LIFEHACK Labs Vs. Accelerators & Incubators

By Gina Rembe | June 3, 2014

Many young Kiwis have told us that they want the opportunity to take action to improve wellbeing for friends & whanau.

Over 75% of the people we spoke to said they would make space in their life if they were …