Northland's Kaylee Dunbar, 5, would eat a whole box of GirlGuiding New Zealand biscuits if she were allowed.

Now businesses who also enjoy the iconic biscuits are being encouraged to buy them for morning tea as part of a new campaign.

In an effort to increase sales of the biscuits and reduce the fundraising burden on girls, parents and volunteers, GirlGuiding NZ is asking businesses to purchase a Morning Tea Pack and share a biscuit in support of New Zealand girls.

Kaylee, a Pippin with GirlGuiding NZ, may be small but she is good at promoting the biscuits.


"I would eat them all if I could. I love cookies," she said.

She's not the only one who loves them. Staff at Harcourts Whangarei, one of the businesses who have purchased the Morning Tea Packs, were already munching on the biscuits when the Advocate arrived at the Bank St office on Friday.

Mike Beazley, owner of Harcourts Whangarei, said they were committed to giving back to the community where possible.

"The Girl Guide organisation is a great organisation that has over the years, and continues today, to enable countless girls and young women to reach their full potential and make a difference in the world. Their biscuits ain't too bad either," he said.

All profits will go towards programmes aimed at empowering New Zealand girls and young women. One of these is Free Being Me, an international campaign to equip girls aged 7 to 14 years with the tools to effectively manage factors impacting

Genevieve Morris, 15, is now a GirlGuiding NZ Ranger from Whangarei and has been involved with the organisation since she was 5. She said the biscuits were a staple in her home.

"I think this campaign is really cool. It promotes Free Being Me which helps teach girls that you are who you are and you don't have to be like the photoshopped people in magazines," she said.

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