Enabling Love is glad to announce that we will be having our first Movie night for the year on Monday the 29th of July
at 7pm. We will all meet and vote on the movie to be viewed. Please go to our website for more information on the movie
night and ticketing.
The movie night is back due to popular demand after the members requested it. New members and members of the public are
welcome to attend.
Enabling Love has been working on a number of different projects over the last few months that will benefit the wider
New Zealand public in terms of dating and forming friendships for life.
Earlier last year we announced that we working in partnership with Otago Polytechnic since September last year to
develop a Dating App that would be inclusive in terms of the disability community, and the wider New Zealand public. We
can inform you that the App development is progressing well, and in the next month or so will be announcing the trials
of the App. We have a meeting with the app developers within the next two weeks to discuss the Apps development process.
Enabling Love has recently received charity status and has been working with Ministry of Internal Affairs to get funding
for our new services nationwide, which will include a 6-week dating education course, and a one on one matchmaking
service which we are still working on getting off the ground in the near future. We are working very hard on getting the
right infrastructure in place to ensure our new services get off the ground to benefit the wider public and the
disability community, and as efficiently as possible. Working with both the public and private sectors to advance our
The Coffee Club has been very successful and we hope to take this into other regions. The coffee club has allowed people
to enjoy others’ company in an open and safe environment, with all the members going always enjoying themselves. The
Coffee Club has been pivotal to creating friendships and bonds that will stay for life. The Coffee Club is every
Thursday so please check the website for the venue.
We have also been talking to a disability organisation in Tauranga about presenting at their event in October, and will
be talking to that community about what their needs are when it comes to dating and friendship, also we intend to
continue to consult nationally with the wider public and the disability community as to what their needs are, and in
order to expand nationally we are going to need to co-ordinate with local agencies, and member of the public over the
next few years, progress is well under way.
The plans are to set up office in the CBD so that members and the wider public can easily access our services, also as
part of the App redevelopment we are also updating our website for easier access which Otago Polytechnic has been doing
a fabulous job on.
Our team got selected into the top 20 of the Challenger Series this year which is run by Dunedin Start Up who have been
supporting us since we were founded. Without their support we wouldn’t be were we are right now.
Our CEO Joshua Perry has just completed the Co-Starters course through Dunedin Start up to help with building our plans
for the next few years. It was very challenging but very rewarding. The course was from May till presentation night in
We look forward to giving you an update at the end of September as to how we are getting on with our service development