Girl Guides pulling the pin on iconic biscuits

Long Lunch 14/05/2018
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The Girl Guides have announced they will soon stop selling their iconic biscuits.

"GirlGuiding New Zealand wants to allow its members and volunteers to focus more on its core purpose and programmes," the organisation said in a statement on Saturday.

"Following careful consideration and analysis, the GirlGuiding NZ Board has decided to stop fundraising through the sale of Guide biscuits by its membership."

Chief executive Susan Coleman joined Wendyl Nissen on The Long Lunch to discuss the group’s decision to pull the pin on selling the iconic cookie, after more than 60 years of taking them to the streets.

“We’ve made the decision that we need to focus on our core purpose which is around improving the lives of girls and young women in New Zealand,” she told RadioLIVE.

We really want to refocus and ensure that we’re able to offer the best opportunity to girls.

"Our challenge is that we are well-known for our camps and biscuits, but we offer so much more than that," she said in a statement.

The biscuits are expected to stay on sale until sometime early 2019.

Listen to the full interview with Susan Coleman above.

The Long Lunch with Wendyl Nissen, 12pm - 3pm on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the rova app on Android and iPhone.