How is 'display_location' populated in a 'conditions' query for a PWS?

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I have just added my PWS to Wunderground and it is successfully reporting weather conditions. The observation_location that comes back in my 'conditions' query has the details I entered when I setup the PWS on Wunderground - i.e. my neighbourhood and city etc. However the display_location is reporting a completely different suburb in my city - many many kms away.

How are the display_location fields populated in the 'conditions' response?

Kind regards,
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display_location is the city match, and observed_location is where the ob comes from, like your PWS, or an NWS location. What URL are you hitting?
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I am querying my PWS (ICANTERB127). It is returning the correct information for observed (which I entered when setting up the PWS on Wunderground) but it is returning the following for display;

<full>Wigram, New Zealand</full>
<state_name>New Zealand</state_name>

The city should be Christchurch, NZ. Wigram is an area of ChCh on the other side of the city from where I am.