Letter: Let's put our colour scheme to a vote

23:00, Nov 19 2012

Well said, architect Daryl Cockburn, for decrying our obsession with all things black (Letters, Nov 16).

As an import, I've never fathomed this obsession with black.

I get the All Blacks branding thing and Fred Dagg's singlet.

But the fern is green, not black, the kiwi is brown, not black, and sheep are white, not black. So why is New Zealand black?

Indeed, who was the miserable person who started the whole black thing in the first place? I suggest we put it to a vote.

Here are three colour contenders: blue-green, beige- brown, and silver-green. The winning contender could then be put up against black.

I hope that, once we've settled on a new colour, we'll all start to feel a little brighter. Prime Minister John Key might, too - after he gets his all-black Premier House walls repainted.

NEIL DOUGLAS

Thorndon

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