Palmy People

The people of Palmerston North rub shoulders every day as they go about their daily lives. Some come from around the world to make this their home, embrace a new life in this far-off country and enhance this Manawatū city with their culture. Then there are those who've always been here, and others who have created their own special communities within the wider community. So who are the people who make up this diverse city of 88,700 residents? Today, the Manawatū Guardian launches a new series looking at and talking with the Palmy People who call this place home.


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