New Zealand Woman’s Weekly - - YOUR WEEKLY -

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.

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