Avalon and Cheyenne Te Haara-Barr have both had a very successful final year at their respective schools. Avalon and Cheyenne are the daughters of John and Annie Te Haara–Barr (based in Christchurch) and mokopuna of Stuart and Sue Barr. Stuart has served on our rūnanganui (executive) as our kaipūtea for five terms. Avalon is in her final year at Russley Primary School and was awarded a Sir Peter Blake Medal in recognition of her youth leadership and academic results achieved. Cheyenne has had an equally successful final year in her role as Head Girl at Riccarton High School. A highlight for Cheyenne was being chosen as a member of the Youth Parliament by local MP Megan Woods. This achievement gave Cheyenne the opportunity to speak in Parliament in July. [Read more…]