Trust Wins 2016 Southland Community Environment Achiever Award
Following a recent meeting with judges from Environment Southland, the Trust has been named as a winner in the Achiever category of the 2016 Southland Community Environment Awards. This award recognises our recent work reducing rat numbers on Pomona and mouse numbers on Rona, both to undetectable levels. The whole Trust is grateful to the volunteers and financial supporters that have enabled us to achieve this.

Trust Chair, John Whitehead, is seen holding the certificate and award.

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Latest Edition of Pomona Post - February 2017
To view the February edition of Pomona Post (size 1.2MB) please click here.

Annual Report
To view a copy of the Trust's Annual Report for 2015-16 please click here.

Meet the Locals
To see a four minute video on the work of the volunteers on Pomona Island filmed by TVNZ please go to:
scroll down the list of videos to Pomona Island, click on this link and then click on view Pomona Island video and select the viewing mode suitable for your computer.

Past Newsletters
To see a full list of past newsletters, and other Trust documents available on this site, please click here.
Update on Recent Efforts against Rats on Pomona - July 2016
Since the end of August 2013, an extensive trapping network has been established on Pomona, complementing the extensive bait station network. The Trust is grateful to the large number of volunteers that have helped to clear these traps and refill the bait stations on a very regular basis. A graph showing the effect on rat catches is available here. The reduction in rat numbers is very clear. In the last 10 months, we have not caught a single rat.
Morgan Foundation Video on Work of Trust - September 2016
Recently, we were visited by the Morgan Foundation. They shot a short video describing the work of the Trust. We are grateful for this input to our work. It can be viewed here.