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Hire Christchurch's Best Gardener

Do you want to find the best gardener within Christchurch or even Canterbury? The one who can transform your weedy grass patch, your overgrown section or even your barren land into an oasis of green magnificence? Then you’ve come to the right place! Finding the best gardener for your property is easy, just post your job here at Builderscrack and let them find you.

Choosing the characteristics you want in a gardener takes a little bit longer. That’s because you are going to have to be specific about what you want done and how often you want it done. Other than that, easy peasy!

Choosing The Right Tree Doctor For You

If you have tall, damaged or out of control trees, hedges or bushes, chances are you are going to need an experienced tree doctor who can prune them back to a manageable size or remove them all together. If they are tricky you might even need a tree surgeon, so check out their qualifications and level of experience before hiring them.

This is especially true if you have trees near powerlines, as only some contractors are given training by electricity companies on how to do this safely. If you have other horticultural jobs to be done, a regular gardener might just be your ticket.

If you are wanting to put your property on the market and the grounds need a spruce up to make them more appealing to buyers, it would make sense to engage the services of a gardener or company who can do a wide variety of jobs and has the equipment and manpower to get it done within a reasonable period of time.  If you need your lawns mowed on a fortnightly basis, sticking with someone who only does this is your best bet.

Why A Canterbury Gardener Is Your Best Choice

Here in Christchurch and surrounding areas we have a unique climate. It's one which can be scorching hot during the summer months and incredibly cold with snow during the winter. Just like you have adapted to life here, especially after the devastating earthquakes, a great local gardener has insider knowledge and knows which plants are suitable for our weather conditions and where to plant them for maximum growth and visual impact.

A local gardener is also a wealth of knowledge about the common weeds, pests and diseases prevalent in your area. With some gardening contractors holding certifications in Grow Safe application or Certified Approved Handlers of Agrichemicals, they will have access to organic and regular sprays which can be more effective than the ones you or other non-certified gardeners get at your local gardening centre. They are also professionally trained in how to safely store, handle and use these chemicals, preventing damage occurring at your property.

A local landscaper or horticulturalist will have insider knowledge about local soil conditions, areas which are prone to flooding or have unstable land and where to source the best plants for your garden. Because they are local, they will not have to travel so far to get to you, meaning lower travel costs on your bill! Remember to check for experience, qualifications and customer testimonials when choosing the best gardener for your Christchurch property.

Latest gardening articles

Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering gardening related repairs and renovations around your home. 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.

Autumn Planting Tips & Gardening Ideas

Posted 08/04/15

Autumn is the perfect time to plant almost any type of plants and trees, it's an especially good time to put down new lawn and is the only time  you can plant spring bulbs... As you will agree, a garden without any trees and shrubs feels pretty desolate and lonely when winter arrives. With a

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Stage 6 Life Stages of Home Ownership - Caring For Your Home During Your 80s

Posted 07/12/17

Owning a home at any age is a commitment, but when you're caring for your home during your elderly years there are more things to consider... In our final article of our Home Ownership Article Series, we discuss the types of decisions you'll need to make and how to get the best value for

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Ultimate Autumn/Winter Checklist

Posted 30/04/18

Autumn is a great time to get stuck in with preparations to get your home in the best shape and be a healthy place to be during the challenging winter months. Mould & mildew control Prevention is easier than treatment. Check around your house for spots that are prone to leaks, condensation

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8 Ways to Protect Your Trees Before Heading Into Winter

Posted 29/04/15

Many homeowners are under impression that the vast majority of winter damage to their trees comes as a result of unusually cold temperatures. While this can be an aspect, there are other factors at play and we explore them... What causes most damage is the drying due to cold air and the u

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Successfully Incorporating Retaining Walls Into Your Landscaping

Posted 27/10/16

Retaining walls play an important role in our landscaping efforts. Every wall is carefully planned and constructed to ensure it is able to withstand the required load. But all too often, the aesthetic aspect of it is not considered. This leaves many homeowners with unattractive landscaping featu

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Achieve Success with Our Spring Landscaping Guide

Posted 04/08/16

Spring is the perfect season for undertaking landscaping projects in your garden. The soil is still soft, weeds are easily treated before they multiply, transplanting conditions are right. Most importantly, it is a fabulous time to start a landscape design project for your outdoor entertainment

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Planting Bulbs for Spring

Posted 22/04/15

The autumn months of March, April and May are the best bulb planting months. The more effort you can put into planting bulbs for spring, the better the rewards during winter and spring... Planting bulbs for spring If you’re planning to planting bulbs for spring, look out for bulbs arriving

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Stage 5 Life Stages Home Ownership - Getting Your Home Ready for Retirement

Posted 30/11/17

Thinking about whether the house you're currently living in is suitable for retirement is an important to consider. Many downsize, but should you?... While your house remains your castle, there comes the time we need to adapt it. Getting your home ready for retirement is all about thinking

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6 Smart Tips for Hiring a Gardener You Can Use Right Now

Posted 15/09/16

Hiring a gardener may seem like a luxury for some, but having your garden tended to on a regular basis can be a game changer for many homwowners. Freeing up time and allowing space to do the other jobs our modern lives demand... We’ve gathered our best 6 tips to make hiring a gardener

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How to Fix Your Retaining Wall Aesthetics with Landscaping

Posted 10/10/16

Retaining walls are often perceived as uninspiring or an eyesore. But a little landscaping can go a long way to improving the aesthetic appeal and/or blend a retaining wall in to the surroundings... Blending existing retaining walls into your landscaping Many of us have existing retaining

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Latest gardening case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard findi

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Gardeners on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

General garden tidy up, pruning and removal

Posted 17 hours ago

I have a fairly established garden that needs a bit of a tidy up, pruning of some buxus hedging and trees and a bit of weeding. Keen to get a quote for 3 or 4 hours work and prefer someone a bit more on the surgical side rather than a bulldozer. None of the trees are huge.

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Removal of weeds from lawn

Posted 1 week ago

Our lawn has become covered in weeds (thistle etc.), need these eradicated and lawn brought to healthy condition

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Applying mulch to gardens

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have a couple of gardens that need a good layer of mulch added to. This is not a very big job.

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Block of flats gardening

Posted 1 week ago

Lawn mowing (two small pieces), spraying of paths and drive, cutting back of shrubs and trees, weeding. Approximately 2 hours a fortnight in the spring and summer and an hour a month in the winter will most likely be enough.

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Garden waste removal

Posted 1 week ago

I have a lot of garden waste to be removed from property and 2 trees that need a chainsaw, and 2 hebe shrubs to be pulled out.

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Garden

Posted 1 day ago

the pictures show the garden it is approximately 3 meters by 3 meters I would like every thing removed from it except for the big tree at the back and that I would liked thinned out to let some light in

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Full day weeding/lawn mow

Posted 21 hours ago

We need someone to come this weekend and weed our backyard and front patio area and mow our lawn. Should be roughly a days worth of work, our lease is ending so just need to leave the place in good condition

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Large shrubbery removal

Posted 1 week ago

There is a large quince or apple shrubbery / tree and something else all growing together,just outside a bedroom window that I would like cut right down to the ground and the green waste from it removed and dumped. I don’t mind when the job is done and would suit someone with power tools. There are also large prickles in one of the shrubs. My budget is $50.00 including dumping and will help load.

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Weeding and tidy up - one off

Posted 1 week ago

Our home needs weeds removed and tidying up of garden and possible cut back of shrubs. Would like a tidy up. Timeframe: 2 weeks, at least by 24th Feb Free quote would be appreciated in the next few days if possible Can give you the address if interested.

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Weed and scrub clearing

Posted 1 week ago

Medium size backyard needing scrub and weed removal for planting grass

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Garden tidy

Posted 1 week ago

Tidy garden before we move out Includes: path and drive gardens, tree prune and roses prune, flax garden tidy

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Gardening

Posted 5 days ago

Job no longer required thanks very much.

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Garden maintenance

Posted 1 week ago

I am looking for someone who can mow a front and back lawn and trim some of the overgrown plants approx 5, the garden waste is able to be spread through the garden so no dumping needed. I require the works to be completed tomorrow(Thursday) morning before 10am, the photos are of the size of the backyard. Please only request contact if you can do the job within this timeframe.

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Containers & More

Posted 1 week ago

Remove all weed around the yard as per attached photos.

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Weedfree

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need some desperate weeding done, only out in my little back area. If happy with what gets done can lead to regular contract. Thanks in advance for looking😊 I have a little dog...yappy not snappy!!!🐕

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One off Garden tidy and regular Lawn Mowing.

Posted 2 weeks ago

1.Regular Lawnmowing and Edges, (we have a trampoline) it is a flat 627sqm section with 265sqm of hydroseeded lawns which are pretty straightforward to mow. we are currently mowing these , lawns were mowed within the last few days. 2.One-off Garden Tidy - digging out weeds, laying weed mat and replanting would prefer it is not done all at once, rather it is done garden by garden we have 3 planted garden areas, and also along the back of the house which will also need to be done, currently t...

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Tidy up on Chapter Street

Posted 1 day ago

A general tidy up including weeding, edges and getting rid of leaves. Hours preferred during school hours. Need it done by Friday 1 March. Interested in rates and availability. Thank you

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Garden manintance

Posted 22 hours ago

clear trees and shrubs from around gutters bring trees and shrubs on a reasonable size section under control and maintain as required going forward

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Garden clean up

Posted 1 day ago

Property needs a clean up before rental ceases. It’s got quite overgrown over the summer. Hedges need trimming, weeding, spraying, lawn mowing, trees trimmed if necessary, outdoor paved area weeded.

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Garden tidy up

Posted 2 weeks ago

General tidy up, bit of edging, weeding. Probably a days work or less.

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Lesley Adriaens

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Edgeware Road - Regular Mowing and Spraying

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lawnmowing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lawn mowing - small section in need of big TLC

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cheryl


1st January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weed mat installation along driveway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Section tidy-up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front & Back Lawn & General Tidy Up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fairway Park Bark and Garden tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden manitenace

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

General gardening and weeding

Work carried out by an employee of the company

27th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

garden waste removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

garden tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

applying mulch to gardens

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden clean up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Patricia White

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th January 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trees pruned and garden cleaned up.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th November 2018

Workmanship
 2
Cost
 2
Schedule
 2
Communication
 3

Find Gardeners in Christchurch

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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edgeler contracting ltd

Joined April 2011

hi,we have been in the building game for twenty three years and aim our services at the smaller building jobs,ie fencing,sheds,decks,pathways,paving and renovations.we also under-take alot of work on farms and life-style blocks. with the can do attitude,there isnt much we cant reslove and to the highest standards. full insurance and owner opperated. free quotes and materials can be supplied.EQC,ha...

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Bearded Builder Ltd

Joined November 2017

Hi, We are a small company that focuses on the needs and wants of our clients. We specialise in custom timber work and renovations although that doesn't hold us back from new builds, in fact it gives you a better end product. We specialise in kitchens and door repairs. We do all sorts from insulation and architectural builds. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and our communication to the clien...

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Strathclyde

Joined July 2014

Established in July 2014, TC Groundworks Ltd Trading As Strathclyde is a civil construction company based in Christchurch, NZ. We are a family run business who have been steadily growing based off our budding reputation. Our employees are generally multi-disciplinary, which gives our business a great versatility in the work we can undertake. Please see our What We Do pages on our website, www.stra...

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dandi contracting

Joined May 2018

Hello, We are a building team with over 30 years experience, be it carpet laying, tiling or outside doing Landscaping, Decking and Masonry work. We are LBP and keen to help you. Please give us a call. Cheers Dave

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Tipene plumbing

Joined February 2015

CALL NOW!!!! Tipene Plumbing Ltd offer all aspects of Plumbing-gas fitting-Roofing-drainage and more this includes maintenance- trouble shooting- new houses- CCTV drain inspections and clearing- septic cleans- slurry control. We uphold a very high standard of workmanship and will try my best to sought your issue the same day! Call now for a free competitive quote PLEASE NOTE MY PLUMBING REG IS...

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Phil Austin

Joined August 2017

My name is Phil Austin and I own a Green Acres franchise. I pride myself on quality of service, professionalism, competitive pricing and honesty. I complete jobs in a timely, organised and cost efficient manner.

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Lucky green thumbs

Joined October 2018

Hi I have industry experience and am starting my own business doing lawns gardening, trimming and rubbish removal offer free quotes professional service

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BNH Ltd

Joined October 2014

I am a family man and I have been painting and plastering for over ten years. We have created a unique quoting system which gives you control over your project down to the last dollar. We are competitively priced and enjoy having many happy and satisified customers.

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Rainbowscapes

Joined March 2017

HI, Rainbowscapes is a garden maintenance, landscaping and general handyman company based in North Canterbury. We have lived and worked in the area of 12 years, building up a comprehensive and well rounded knowledge of gardens in the area. Hard or Soft Landscaping is no problem! We specialise in creating and maintaining you a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy and relax in. In addition we have a w...

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5L Contracting

Joined September 2018

A qualified carpenter with a high level of efficiency, and professional service. Able to build or fix anything as well as a competent rural fencer. Competitive rates.

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Spring Clean

Joined June 2017

We specialise in keeping your property in a clean, crisp, sharp & tidy looking condition. > Lawn mowing. > Edging. > Leaf blowing and raking. > Water blasting. > Gutter cleaning. > Weed and lawn spraying. > Green waste removal. > Weeding. > Planting. > Pruning and trimming. > Tree maintenance > Landscaping We are a small professional business who pride ourselves on customer sa...

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H-T services

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T services is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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At Your Request Property Maintenance LTD

Joined July 2017

Hi, we are a family owned business. We pride ourselves in delivering the best results ensuring our customers are 100% happy. We provide competitive quotes and complete jobs at a affortable cost. Our services provide for residential and commercial.

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Drain Guru

Joined July 2015

Hi, We're a family owned and operated business specialising in drains, gutters, and waterblasting. Menzo's personally worked on over 1000 homes in Canterbury, and has CCTV surveyed more than 60KM of residential piping. Menzo has pride in seeing your job through, and getting the best possible result for you. He's got a background in plumbing and drainlaying, so understands what happens both above,...

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All round HandyMAM

Joined October 2016

Hey! I'm an out going solo mum to 1 out there helping people renovate and tidy there homes for and affordable price ! I'm out there trying to establish my own business and my own crew of tradie ladies, I myself have been painting and plastering for 7 years now so have my own tools, knowledge and good eye for detail, i also want to start my own cleaning and garden tidy ups. all 3 of these I do be...

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ko plumb ltd

Joined April 2012

OK Plumb ltd menu # Plumbing # Drainlaying # Waterblasting # Roof leak repairs/replace iron coloursteel. # Spouting leak repaires/replace # Log burner installs # New house plumbing/drainlaying

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Shannon building

Joined March 2017

Hello I,ve been doing handyman , building , painting work for 40 years . so consider myself to be pretty experinenced.. I strive to do a good job at a fair price, on time and on budget , I do not ask for money in advance unless it is for materials. So you pay me for my work when your happy with the job. I will be pleased to answer any inquirey and endevour to do so promply..Thank you mark

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Stewart Paving and Landscapes

Joined October 2015

Hi I've been landscaping for about 16 years. Im fully qualified and highly experienced in all forms of landscaping. I really specialise in hardwood decks and intricate paving. Have won several awards whilst in employment but Ive started my own business now. Have been a specialised hard landscaper for over 12 years. Concrete, fences, decks, pergolas, intricate paving a specialty, irrigation (reside...

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Perkins Services

Joined September 2010

Hi,We are a husband and wife team and can do almost anything.My husband is a builder/handyman and I can clean,paint and help with rubbish removal.We have 28 years experience. We are very trustworthy,reliable,and energetic. We guarantee satisfaction. Reasonable rates.

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