The Eastie Update

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The #Cuppawareness Initiative

Cuppawareness is a pilot project that has the potential to make a huge impact on the Hastings community. It even has the potential to grow into a state-wide or even nationwide event. An idea that has grown from a tiny seed, through nurturing and compassion, into a community event that could bear fruit for years to come. 



Thanks to the generosity of Port City Bowling Club and The Westport Club a total of $18,000 was contributed to the project through Club Grants funding.

What can community members do to be a part of this exciting movement?


How you can help


If you would like to show your support for Cuppawareness, there are several simple but meaningful things you can do;


  1. Find Cuppawareness on Facebook and “like” and “follow’ the page. Invite your friends to like the page too and help spread the word!
  2. Visit the White Ribbon website, learn more about domestic violence and how it affects people, and “take the oath” to stand up against men’s violence against women.
  3. After taking the oath, take a photo of yourself with a printout of the oath. Finally, upload it to the Cuppawareness Facebook page to show your support.
  4. Finally, buy a coffee from one of our partner cafes and restaurants. Meet with a friend and start an honest conversation that could change the course of a family.


Start the conversation


Letting someone know that they are not alone, that they are not trapped. Make them see that there is help out there and you are there to support them. Breaking down the barriers by starting conversations is the most important thing we can do. Awareness is a fantastic goal, however real change is necessary to make all this effort worthwhile. And real change can happen, and does happen, one meaningful conversation at a time.


“We (are) delighted to assist in getting the message across about our community’s non acceptance of Domestic Violence.” – Growers Cafe 




Thank you to the local businesses who are generously supporting the Cuppawareness initiative:


The Westport Club  Port City Bowling Club A Classy Café & Espresso Bar Airport Café  & Bar
Beantree Cafe & Bar Bels Gordon St Bakery Black Market Bagels Bookface
Breakwall HQ Burger Rebellion Buzz Cafe Café Red Ricardos Tomatoes
Carlos & Co. Café Casualties Espresso Cedro’s Cougar Cats Café
Curlys Café Drury Lane Dunbogan Boatshed Café Flynn’s Book Café
Four Espresso Fresh Plus Café Fuzzy Ducks Café Growers Market Café
Happy Pickle Hastings Coffee Co. Hogs Breath Inside out at Lighthouse
Kendall Tennis Court Kew Corner Store Laurieton United Services Club LV’s on Clarence
Meg & Me Espresso Bar Miss Nellies Murray Street Bakery Oasis by the River Restaurant &Café
Peloton Espresso Bar Port Macquarie Golf Club Ruins Café Haywood St Ruins Café Innes Lake
Salty Crew Kiosk Sandbar Café Restaurant Seasalt Café Restaurant Slice Food Co.
Surfside Café TAFE Port Macquarie The Co. Café The Coffee Shot
The Udder Cow Café TJ’s Macquarie Uni Top Spot Two Worlds Cafe & Kids Play Centre
Urban Grain Bakery Winkys on Clarence Hungry Workers Coffee @ Munster
Peak Coffee Pty Ltd Abundance Café Chop ‘n’ Chill Watermans Café
The Cox PlateCafé Dark Alley Café The Holy Goat Coffee Lounge Game Over Café
Cassera’s Patisserie, Pastry and Bakehouse Group Therapy




White Ribbon Week


The Cuppawareness coffee cups and sleeves will be used from White Ribbon Day. Saturday 25 November 2017. The cups will of course continue to be used until stocks run out.


Need help?


If you or someone you know is experiencing Domestic Violence, there are many ways you can get help. Visit the White Ribbon website for an extensive list of support services and counseling hotlines that you can call for help at anytime. There are also lots of helpful documents such as fact sheets available on the White Ribbon website which you can download for free.



Port City Young Guns

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Port City Bowling Club are celebrating the success of their two young star performers Callum Murray and Jack Lewis! Last weekend Callum won the Zone 14 Champion of Champion Singles Crown at Hibbard Sports Club  and  two weeks earlier Jack Lewis won the District Singles. Both players are now part of the Zone winning triples team who will play in the State Finals .

Like every Bowling Club the traditional image of bowls has portrayed either pensioners or retirees  but that is far from the truth with many young starts playing the great game.

Port City Bowling Club have been changing this image to encourage juniors and potential bowlers to there club and the rewards are starting to show.

Callum has been playing bowls at Port City since he was 14 and he has been mentored and encouraged with his skills reaching the pinnacle of success .


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Jack won the District singles and was beaten narrowly in the Zone final by Corey Daley, an outstanding bowler who paid tribute to Jack Lewis saying he had never bowled better in his life to just beat Jack.

The team of Jack Lewis, Callum Murray and the nearly 80 year old Bryce Stewart will be a force to be reckoned with when they play off for the state titles in October on the Central Coast.

The team has a good mix of youth and experience and Port City supporters will be watching with anticipation as that story unfolds.


There has been over recent times an increase in the younger bowlers joining the Club with coordinator Phil baker teaching the young ones the skills of the game.

If you are interested in the game of bowls contact our Bowls Coordinator Phi Baker on 6583 1153.

2017 Jason Baker Memorial Cup

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Port City Bowling Club is proud to support the NSW Police with the 2017 Jason Baker Memorial Cup which will be held adjacent to the Club at Oxley Oval.

Port City have provided funding for the Port Macquarie Touch Football team jerseys for the competition held on Wednesday 21st June.

The Jason Baker Memorial Cup is a touch football competition that was created in the Western Region in order to raise money for Police Legacy. This year we will see teams participating from Coffs Harbour, Kempsey, Nambucca Heads, Port Macquarie, Manning Great lakes and Castlereagh.

Jason Baker was a Sergeant of Police attached to Walgett Police Station awaiting transfer to Port Macquarie Police Station when he passed suddenly and unexpectedly in 2014. Jason is survived by his wife Allison (who works at Port Macquarie Police Station) and his three daughters.

The after presentation, drinks and prizes will be at the Port City Bowling Club aiming to raise funds for Police Legacy.

If you have any queries about the Jason Baker Memorial Day please contact Senior Constable Dave Andrews at the Port Macquarie Police Station or click the button below.

Management and staff look forward to welcoming all of the teams to Port City next Wednesday and wish them all the best with their fundraising efforts