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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.

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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Ultimate Winter Ready 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 or

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

Lawn & Tidy up

Posted 2 weeks ago

Mow lawn, clear vine on front fence, trim small hedges at front of house, trim back plants down side of house, prune trees at back of property. Preferably to be done Monday 26th July.

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Glass House Repairs

Posted 1 week ago

Restrengthening and glass repairs on existing glasshouse. Some aluminum sections may need replacing - glass needs replacing. Retightening all over.

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Gardening

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have a small garden that I haven’t done for months I’ve been unwell. I’d like a general tidy up thinking could take three hours maybe.

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Garden tidy up

Posted 6 days ago

General garden tidy up. Weeding, edges trimmed, spraying weeds, lawn mowing, trimming some bushes, bark chip put down on the garden and waste removed.

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Garden edging

Posted 3 weeks ago

Garden edging and need to get new ideas

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Section clear-up

Posted 2 days ago

Trim, tidy and weed a neglected garden prior to house sale. Includes trimming shrubs and spraying weeds, and dumping waste. Hoping to have work done in the next three weeks.

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Weeding of property

Posted 5 days ago

need property weeded and green waste removed at end.

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Spead stones

Posted 2 weeks ago

Spred small stones against the house. Only 5 inches wide. Would only take 2 hours, if it took less time you would be payed for the full two hours. Would like it done today if possible. Would pay $30 an hour.

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Full Garden Tidy

Posted 3 weeks ago

Small front section, needing the front lawns weeded, mowed & lawn weed & feed type treatment? Around the side of the house I’m needing the weeds removed & weed mat placed down. Around the back of the house I’m needing weeding & weed mat placed down... there are 5/6ish small flax bushes planted in this area so will need to be dug up& then replanted & green removal

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Clivedon

Posted 4 weeks ago

Tenant has done a runner leaving the garden a mess. needs hedges and shrubs trimmed, weeded, grass grub in lawn sorted. Possibility of ongoing general garden maintenance. We would like this done sooner rather than later. ie, next 2-3 weeks.

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Weeding

Posted 2 weeks ago

Our garden is in dire need of a weed as it's been rented and slightly unloved for the last 18 months. No major work needed at this stage, but general weeding in all beds. My guess is 4 hours work? The garden is not huge, but has the following sections which I have attached photos of: Front by wall - small area with grasses Front right of drive - square patch which is very weedy Front side of drive with roses and agapanthus Internal garden - running by wall Through the area of pebbles...

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Lawm mow

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi I need my lawn mow and my garden weed off

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Mow lawn

Posted 4 weeks ago

Lawn mower broken. Need assistance with lawn mowing. Approximately. Small lawn of approximately 100 square meter

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Lawns

Posted 1 month ago

Lawns mowed and edges tidied

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Weeding

Posted 1 week ago

Weeding front and back of house. Would like gardener to remove waste

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Good size lawn needs mowing

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are in Central City, Christchurch (near Rolleston Ave). We have a good sized lawn (approx. 800 m2) that needs a good mow. Grass needs to be taken away. Would want the job done between the hours of 9.30 am and 1.30 pm any day of week.

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Small garden tidy up in Spreydon

Posted 6 days ago

I'm going to be putting my house on the market and am looking for someone to do a good garden tidy up lawns, weeding and if possible clearly ground drainage. Maybe 4 or 5 hours work.

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Garden Waste Removal #2

Posted 1 week ago

You probably need to see it to quote, a lot of cuttings from fruit trees, grapevines etc. Need to finish pruning so probably ready within a week.

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Garden bed and planting

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking for someone to come in and put in some garden beds, plants. We can supply plants if needed. We're tidying up getting ready to sell. We have one bed which has been created and will just need some soil / compost and fast growing plants which will provide privacy / height as next to a fence. Front of house needs a bed created or some plants / shrubs put in along another fence line.

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Hedge Trimming

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need a Hedge topped by approx 1.5-2 mtrs and trimmed back into shape along our side fence, it has good access due to the fence being along a long driveway but has limited access on our property.

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 169,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Garden clean up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pre-sale tidy-up


6th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small job: Hedging trim of two trees to fence height

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Autumn garden tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pre sale garden clean up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

thinning, pruning & removal of same

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trim back camellia bush outside window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General Gardener - no lawns

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden clearance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Beckford Road

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardening aikmans rd

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Yard tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedge trimming & Tree removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Section Clearing


3rd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Hedge/ tree trimming.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden and lawn tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Whole Section Garden Tidy Up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Lawm mow


25th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Mow lawn

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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Versatile Asphalt & Concrete LTD

Joined July 2016

Hi there, we specialise in Asphalt & Concrete work. With over 13 years experience in Concrete & Asphalt reinstating repairs. We specialise in a whole variety of civil works to cater for our customers needs. Need that pothole repaired? ... Or that cracked hard in your driveway? ... Please don't hesitate, and call us today for a free On-site, no Obligation quote. Quality Concrete & Asphalt layin...

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McDonald Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined June 2020

McDonald Property Maintenance has been known for quality services, exceptional efficiency and the highest level of professionalism. No matter what service you’re looking for, we guarantee to not only meet, but exceed your expectations and ensure your full satisfaction. Our team is up for every job, managing projects with the skill and experience our clients have come to expect. Please get in to...

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GMD Landscaping

Joined July 2013

Hi there,I have been in the concrete and landscaping business for 20 years. No job to big or to small. We have a great reputation and a lot of my work comes from referrals.

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Black Hill Ltd

Joined February 2018

Hi, we've been landscaping and building retaining walls for over 7 years. We take care of all aspects of landscaping, earthworks and landscape construction. We offer a full service on retaining walls from design, engineering and construction both large and small and specialise in hard access hill work. We pride ourselves on providing an excellent service and a quality job and are happy to share ou...

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Gilroy Middleton Landscapes & Contracting

Joined October 2019

At Gilroy Middleton Landscapes and Contracting we pride ourselves on our professional yet affordable Landscaping and Garden Maintenance Services in Christchurch, and the greater Canterbury region. We are a locally owned and operated registered business we believe through our transparent and professional approach to landscaping we can add elegance to your space. We specialize in landscap...

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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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Abacus Building Maintenance

Joined October 2014

hi i am a licensed building practioner tradesman carpenter main line of work is building maintenance of all types,i do a lot of bathroom renovations supply and install working with only registered tradesman all types of work undertaken

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Lawnscapes

Joined August 2020

We’re a friendly landscaping and construction company based in Canterbury. We are a team of perfectionist and complete our jobs to the highest standard. We pride ourself in giving professional service and have fun doing it

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Gracious Living Property Maintenance

Joined July 2016

Small enough to listen...Big enough to deliver! With 25+ years experience in ALL aspects of home renovations repairs & maintenance. In Summer we seem to do a load of gardening & landscaping but it certainly does not scratch the surface of what we do e.g. - Interior & exterior painting of house walls, trimmings & window frames - Wooden window frame repairs - Wall & floor tiling - PVC gutters...

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ZedZeeLtd

Joined April 2015

We have been involved for a number of years in restoration and building maintenance and the construction and design of outdoor structures. We have been involved in trade for 30 years and maintain a high level of workmanship. We have recently completed a number of exciting projects for a multinational company, log cabins , tree houses and tower dwellings. However no job is too small for our small t...

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Fixit Phil Home Maintenance Ltd

Joined November 2019

I have worked within the building industry, focusing mainly on home maintenance for the last 25 years. I have a vast knowledge of maintenance and problem solving. I was contracted by southern response and some insurance companies over the earthquake recovery to repair poor workmanship undertaken by other trades people. I believe in honesty and integrity and I always aim to complete each job ef...

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Chopper

Joined May 2020

Hello friends. We are a small locally run team operating in banks peninsula. I have 15 years of experience, reliable equipment and a focus on safe jobs completed with pride. We can accomodate small trees, big trees, hedge and bushes. Section clearance with onsite chipping or green waste removal. Quotes and hourly rates offered.

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Just Call Graham

Joined February 2020

Local tradesman based in Kaiapoi. No job too small. I specialise in recycling materials (particularly timber for fencing). This saves you money and the environment! I can plaster and paint - this also keeps the cost down for you. I have been working the painting and decorating business for about ten years so there's not much I don't know about plastering and painting, interior and exterior....

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AJC brick and block

Joined June 2016

Hi! My name is Adam I have 10 years experience in bricklaying and block laying industry I take pride in all my work. I can also do any general repairs or repointing to give old brickwork a facelift Contact me for a very competitive quote

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SI Services Ltd

Joined June 2014

HI I have been renovating homes and doing handyman work for the past 15 years. I believe in great communication and pride ourselves on doing a great job in a timely cost effective manner. Look forward to quoting your job.

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Grasshopper Landscapes

Joined July 2017

Hi. I have worked within the trades industry for the last 20yrs both in the uk and here for the last 13yrs. I Have worked in the following industries : Landscaping & Gardening Painting (inc exterior & roof work) Building (site manager in Chch rebuild) I also do design work and consultations I am prompt, punctual, polite and will keep you involved throughout the process. So if you have some...

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EcoTec

Joined September 2015

Hi, we provide full lawn care services. We specialise in preparation and rejuvenation of lawns, small or large we can help you. Using spealised equipment we can deal to lawn weeds and lawn pests. Hydro seeding and laying of rollout lawn. 8 tonne tipper truck and Bobcat equipped with power rake to remove debris and prepare your lawn. We also provide a range of landscaping services. We pride ourselv...

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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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Loyal Landscapes

Joined January 2019

Hi, I'm Chris. Landscaper / gardener and handyman. Do you have gardens that need tidying lawns that need mowing or an extra hand around your home? I'm here to help you.. I pride myself in working to the highest standards and will go the extra mile to get your job done just how you want it. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Mitchell Property Maintenance

Joined November 2016

Hi, we generally do smaller jobs around residential properties in both maintenance and improvement although we often undertake larger projects as well. We will complete to a very high standard any job around your property including renovation work, Repaints, fencing, decks and landscaping as well as any maintenance work. Getting a competitive quote out to you, no matter how big or small the job, i...

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