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Creating Group Kawa (Culture): Ko Wai Au Worksheet

By Toni Reid | September 25, 2017

Think back to the last time you joined a new group of people. Perhaps you started a new job, turned up to a meetup group, or attended a training workshop. Did you have the opportunity to contribute to the culture …

Putting frameworks from te ao Māori into action: wellbeing and prototyping

By Gina Rembe | July 13, 2017

Over the years, Lifehack has used two main wellbeing evidence bases: The Five Ways to Wellbeing, an abbreviated version developed by the New Economics Foundation which was based upon the work of positive psychology professor Dr Martin Seligman. The second, …

Te Whare Tapa Whā poster

By Gina Rembe | July 13, 2017

Te Whare Tapa Whā, developed by Sir Mason Durie, is a New Zealand indigenous model for wellbeing.

The Whare Tapa Whā was developed as a response to a piece of research by the Māori Women’s Welfare League in the late …

How can you live and work bi-culturally in Aotearoa New Zealand?

By Paul McGregor | March 29, 2017

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 …

Reflections on Te Tiriti o Waitangi workshop

By Dayna Carter | September 26, 2016

Reflections on Te Tiriti o Waitangi workshop

The following is a post by Christina Curley, a 2015 Flourishing Fellow on her reflections of attending Te Tiriti o Waitangi workshop.

What does it mean to be a bicultural and purpose ­driven …

Ngā Uri Ō – Descendants of

By Dayna Carter | September 21, 2016

Ngā Uri Ō is a resource Lifehack uses when working with people regardless of the size of group. Relationships with people is centre to our work.

Wai in Māori means water. In our current prototype above, you will see we …