$100 WINNING LET TER
Out of the black
Af ter reading the From the Archives stor y “Back in black ” (06.11.17), yes, how things change over such a short time. New Zealand women have gone from seldom wearing black 50 years ago to everyone wearing black ever y day! It has now become our uniform – if you look at women in the street, supermarket or anywhere, you will see a majorit y wearing a sea of black, especially in the colder months. Our top spor t s teams wear black. Even in retail stores, black tends to be the standard uniform colour for workers. We look like a country in mourning! I look forward to seeing more colour in the summer months to come. J Hoyle, Napier
The writer of the winning letter receives $100. The other letter wins a copy of Bird Words (Penguin, Random House, RRP $35). Edited by Elisabeth Easther, this is a celebration of New Zealand birds in all their glory. From the kakapo and kaka, to the sparrow and seagull, both native and imported birds feature in this lively anthology.