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Palmerston North entry dissuades overseas professionals

According to New Zealand's, overseas investors and doctors have been shying away from Palmerston North because its Wikipedia article described it as being a particularly crime-prone area, with a particular emphasis on gang violence. MidCentral Health consultant Christine Wood described how doctors from Israel and Germany declined to work in Palmerston North after reading the Wikipedia entry. The inclusion of the crime section was criticized because of the lack of such a section in other New Zealand entries, such as Auckland and Hamilton. Palmerston North's city council responded by "toning down" the section.

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