My mom is in the middle of a five week trip to Palmerston North - population 75,800 - to visit family, especially her mom whose health has been in flux lately. Get well soon Noone! It was a friend's birthday on Monday and Biscotti and I joined the friend and a few others on Saturday for dinner at Macaroni Grill. Our server was from New Zealand. I said me too, kind of, where in New Zealand? She answered Palmerston North.