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What Should You Do After a Damaging House Fire?

Posted 11/05/17

A house fire is a devastating experience, regardless of the amount of damage. Your first instinct may be to begin the clean-up and repair work, but there are several key things to work through first... Five things to do after a house fire There are five important tasks for you to do, if yo

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Guide to Installing Balustrades - Up to NZ Building Code Standard

Posted 14/09/17

Wondering what the NZ Building Code requirements are for balustrades on stairs and decking? Then you’re in the right place, we take a look... What is a Balustrade? A balustrade is basically a safety barrier. It can vary in appearance from simply a rail with supporting balusters, all the wa

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Stage 2 of Home Ownership or Renting Life Stage – Your Twenties

Posted 26/10/17

Many people entering their twenties are looking at the possibly of moving away from property renting and into looking towards home ownership... Rising house prices have has somewhat stifled early home ownership in many parts of the country. But with a little smart thinking and the ability

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Tips on Repairing Your Home After an Earthquake

Posted 27/04/17

In the days and weeks after an earthquake, priorities turn towards repairing the damage to your home. We've put together this handy guide to give you some tips on repairing your home after an earthquake... Your first step should be to contact the Earthquake Commission and your insurance c

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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Brick or Weatherboard – Choosing the Right Cladding for Your New Home

Posted 06/07/17

Brick or weatherboard? Choosing the cladding for your new home is more than deciding what looks best... It’s about the type of home you are building, the cost of the different types of cladding and the location of the house. Let us help you solve the battle of the cladding and choose the

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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

Extending your house or adding another storey can give you the much needed space a growing family needs. We look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two renovation options... How to choose between another storey or a house extension Depending on the size of your backyard, you can

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Decorating a Child's Bedroom? Here's Some Great Tips!

Posted 28/03/17

Decorating your child's bedroom can be an enjoyable, yet challenging task. We share some tips on how to get the best out of decorating this room... Remember to consider your child’s special interests and personality when planning the bedroom decor. Attention to detail helps make the bedro

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

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Xu Wall

Posted 3 weeks ago

checking the exterior weatherside board and replaced by hardi if required

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Kitset Home Complete Build

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for a builder to construct a steel framed kitset home (through Imagine Kit Homes NZ) in Ashurst. Essentially were looking at a construction loan to get the job done, and have a contractor/builder manage the project from start to finish.

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Removing 3 load bearing walls in residential property

Posted 1 week ago

Residential property - I would like to remove two load bearing walls in the living area to open it up and also a wall between two bathrooms to make one big bathroom. I think they are all load bearing walls so will need all approvals from council, beams etc

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Hang External front and back doors

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi. I need to replace my Front and Back entrance doors. I have sourced some second hand doors from the recyclers and now need to have them hung. This would also involve fixing the trim around the door which needs repairing as well and fitting new door locks. There is also striker panels involved for door code entry. Looking to have this done ASAP as well pls Cheers Chris

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Shane Mcconkey

Posted 1 week ago

Hoping to do an internal access garage with a sleepout

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Mobility ramps

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have moved into a home that needs mobility ramps that can be used by a walker and walking stick - best contact is my mother, Gloria (as I work and can't take calls at work) and the landline number is ... and she will arrange a time (preferably early evenings or Saturdays so that I can be there). The 2 jobs - step 1 and step 2 for where the ramps are required (I did have two options for step 2, but I've decided on only option 2 so there will be no photo's or drawing for option 1). Step 1 is...

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Replacement Timber

Posted 2 weeks ago

Replacement of rotten timber as per photos, as per photos. I would like to quote to get this piece of timber replaced, i will remove spouting myself and reinstate after replacement of timber and re-screw down clearlite.

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Villa renovations

Posted 26 minutes ago

Need to replace 2 window sills in old sash windows. One window needs repair too. Also need to line a sunroom.

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Small deck and 20 fence palings

Posted 1 month ago

we have a small deck to be finished and 20 fence palings to be attached to the fence. The deck has been started however we need urgent help to get it finished ready for a family wedding. There is only about 3 or 4 sq mtrs of deck left to be finished, we just need someone who can help us to finish it. We needed two people to put the deck boards down and one was attacked in Palmerston North the other night so is unable to help with the final few meters and the fence. I would think that the w...

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Gib fixing

Posted 1 month ago

The house is a SIP house. All ceilings and stud walls need to be gib lined and stopped to level 4 as well as all the living area. SIPs will remain exposed in bedrooms etc. House is 2 levels with 2 bedrooms, office, 2 bathrooms and single lounge dining areas. Plans can be supplied for quotation purposes. Structure should be ready for this work late April - early May.

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Replace wet subflooring and vinyl

Posted 1 month ago

I have a corridor with some badly water damaged subfloor panels that need to be replaced and the vinyl relayed. The skirting board has been removed and the vinyl partially lifted. There is also the start of damage in the bathroom due to poor sealing that I'd appreciate a quote to replace. I am available for viewing anytime during the day until Sunday 10/3, after which I would need to organise a time in the evening if at all possible. Many thanks.

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Moving existing door and frame to new location.

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am looking for a builder to put a doorway into an existing wall from the laundry to the hallway. There is a door and frame I would like removed from the kitchen and installed in the laundry. Photos depict both sides of the wall into which the doorway will be installed, as well as the doorway and wall needing moved.

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Wing wall

Posted 2 months ago

Hi i am needing this existing glass wing wall turned into frame and jib wall same dimentions for a fire place to go on the other side

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Estimator

Posted 1 week ago

Estimates the cost to build a double decker shipping container as a 2 storey house with kitchen and shower and bath in another shipping container on the ground. A roof top viewer space and fencing the top. A 6 feet high metal rod security gate with one main gate entrance. inside each 40 foot container to have 3 to 4 rooms for renting out to workers and university students. Each containers in the stacked up design will have a living room and a TV room. each container needs to have insulatio...

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Ross 2

Posted 1 month ago

6x7m shed ext 3 walls and roof only as against current building tin cladding is on site supplied to match building

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Thomas

Posted 1 month ago

New home. 200ms,4 Beds,Brick and tile traditional home.Standerd. 1 en-suite.open plan

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Need a builder to build additional sleepout in shed

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am after a builder to come build an addition into the shed as a sleepout for my brother to move into as soon as possible.

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Repair

Posted 2 months ago

house replie or repac - replace wooden window and frame seal tile roof and replace broken tiles bathroom reno

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Bathroom

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for someone to come and line and fix up a small bathroom ready for new shower etc. thanks

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A new partician wall between sleep out and garage

Posted 1 week ago

I need a new wall put up between my garage and my sleepout. The garage is very long and I have decided to half it and turn it into a study or sleep out. Therefore, all I am needing is a stud wall put up. Depending on the price, I may ask for plasterboard as well. I will also need a door to go in as well. Thanks.

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Recent building reviews

With over 132,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Wooden window frame

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Out dated remodelling

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

18th September 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Raised garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Tree hutt

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

small deck and 20 fence palings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor wooden gate

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Convert a garage to a large lounge

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 2
Communication
 5

Wardrobe install/alterations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Jacobs Alteration

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st August 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Angela Bennett 6

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kerri

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hayley Ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

I want to insulate and line double garage

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage sleepout

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage Repair


6th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Backdoor beaut


15th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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Wright Construction

Joined October 2017

hi there, my name is bradley wright i am a licensed building practitioner in the field of carpentry, have built homes for diamond homes and also my own place recently, am currently building skyline garages ,i would say i work very hard and have good communication skills.

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a home maintenance company in the Manawatu/ Whanganui/ Hawkes Bay Region offering a comprehensive range of maintenance services using both internal staff and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can accept payment by major credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa), cash or direct credit. Why use Level Ridge? 1. Remove the...

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Champion Building Solutions

Joined February 2019

Hi we are a small locally owned business specialising in bathrooms, decks, fences and concrete projects. We are professionals and take pride in our work and are driven by quality workmanship.

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The Task Masters

Joined February 2016

We are your One Stop Professional Service Provider. We are a family owned and operated local buisness. We do the Tasks you either cant or dont have time to do. No Job Too Big or Small. We provide the following Services -Property Maintenance -Roofing Maintenance -Re roof -Moss & Mold Removal -Gutter Clean & Flush...

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RHL Fortuna Ltd TA RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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Phillips and Co Builders Limited

Joined January 2016

We are a building company who specialise in new builds and renovations. We also have experience in light commercial work as well as smaller maintenance jobs. We have over 20 years experience and pride ourselves on our professional and quality workmanship. We will work with you to ensure your project goals and expectations are successfully meet.

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Tcontracting

Joined December 2018

Hi, we are competitive and hard working contractors with 30 combined years experience in concrete and landscaping and building constructiontrade. Confident in what we do we specialize in Driveways, footpaths, patios and much more. Every job is treated like our own so we take pride in what we do and always do well on budget and time management of work planned.

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Aaron Crosby Building and maintence

Joined July 2018

Hi I have just moved to Wanganui. I am a self employed builder that has been in the business for 23 years. DESCRIPTION OF WORK General repairs and maintenance, bathrooms, kitchens, flooring, roofing, decks, veranda's, fences, anything at all. No job too small. I'm extremely reliable and if my quote is excepted I will not let you down. I pride myself to be the best that I can. Warm re...

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D'Angelo Renovations

Joined April 2018

At D'Angelo Renovations, your satisfaction is our main priority. Since our business started, quality has been our focus. By working with the best materials in the industry and employing the most experienced and meticulous contractors, we are able to deliver solid and long lasting solutions for everyone. D'Angelo Renovations has always operated under strong values aimed at exceeding client ne...

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Dawson & Gerrard PN Ltd

Joined June 2013

We are a small building company with 14 building staff. We have been operating since 2005 building everything from Residential houses - 3 million plus Commercial projects - house decks - concrete drives - garden fences etc. The Principals are Licensed Building Practitioners and between them have 40 years experience in the building industry We are a client focused company who strive to achieve cu...

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AS Building Ltd

Joined November 2016

A.S. Building Ltd - Palmerston North Builders offering a wide range of building related services and catering to the Manawatu region. We are certified builders with backgrounds in carpentry, landscaping and renovations. Although we are qualified and capable of any scope of jobs; from full house builds and extensions, to replacing door hinges and installing smoke alarms, we decided we would foc...

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Denzel building and earthworks Ltd

Joined September 2009

Hi,I am a Qualified builder who has been building for 20+ year's,I have just started my own business and for the last two year's have had great success,we do anything from letter box's to new house's.We do free quotes and are very professional and do a high standard of work.we also have a digger and truck that makes up the other half of the business , for all your small earthworks requirements.

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C&L Builders

Joined August 2017

Our company complete residential and light commercial projects. We work hard to meet deadlines and satisfy out customers. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes.

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Long Building Solutions

Joined August 2016

Hi there, we are a small building outfit based in Palmerston North. Servicing the greater Manawatu and Horowhenua, we take pride in offering friendly service and completing quality finishes for our clients. For a range of building needs, or to talk with us about your next project, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to working with you. Cheers Chris Long LBS

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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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palmer construction

Joined June 2016

Palmer construction is a new building business with a passion for house renovation and all general building and property maintenance including painting.

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The Decksmiths

Joined August 2018

Our focus is building great decks and outdoor living spaces. Whether it be a small or large deck project we can work with you to create a great outdoor living space. We can build your vision or let our designer come up with some ideas for a great outdoor living space. We pride ourselves on quality work and fixed quotes with no surprises. Get in touch today!

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Taylormade Decorating Ltd

Joined March 2018

Hi, I've been involved in the painting, plastering and flooring trade for 26 years. I am a qualified tradesmen and hold a current licenced building practitioner (LBP) We specialize in cladding plaster repairs. We can inspect both interior and exterior claddings for potential moisture problems using evasive and invasive techniques. We have our own gib stopper, painters and tiler that cover...

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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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Ace Building

Joined July 2018

Hi, I'm Alistair, owner of ACE Building, and nothing gives me more pleasure than a job well done. I'm a jack of all trades with experience in multiple areas and am constantly expanding my knowledge base. I am proficient in many areas, including (but not limited to); building maintenance & extensions, decks, fences, concrete pads, water drainage, insulation and joinery. I pride myself on meticul...

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