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Guide To Finding Local Wellington Gardeners

With a picture painting a thousand words, a beautifully cared for garden will reflect on the owner of the property to show the level of priority they place upon it.

Manicured lawns, shaped hedges, weeded garden beds and bountiful vegetable gardens are an asset to any property and not only can raise the value of it, but also provide us with an outdoor living space.

With our busy lives in the capital, regular pottering in the garden now a forgotten memory for so many, yet the plants in our garden still need our attention!

Professional gardeners in the Wellington region understand that we like to see and make the use of our outdoor space when we can, rather than spend time weeding and mowing lawns. That’s why hiring a gardener is a necessary investment for many Wellingtonians.

Reasons To Hire An Experienced Wellington Gardener

Gardens range in sizes, locations and contents, with the gardener’s geographical knowledge of the area playing a large part in the success or failure of the garden. Choosing a local gardener means that you not only get their landscaping and lawn maintenance skills, but also their understanding and experience of the local conditions such as wind and hillside gardening.

That knowledge is invaluable in choosing the right plants for your soil and drainage, picking the right spot to plant wind sensitive trees and even where to plant frost tender annuals.

Local horticulturalists may have specialised in the services they provide, such as some offering only lawn mowing and edging services, with others focusing on simply removing tricky trees.

Gardening companies may offer a wide range of general garden services.  They may work for you on a regular maintenance contract to keep your grounds looking cared for, or a one off basis when you are putting your house on the market.

Whatever reasons you have for requiring the services of a gardener, Wellington certainly has a large variety to choose from.

What To Look For In A Gardening Specialist

With the large variation of gardeners available, if the job you need doing is not highly specialised, recommendations from a friend or looking through the gardener's testimonials and reviews can help you pick just the right one for you.

Gardening qualifications can vary from a Certificate in Horticulture through to degrees in landscape design.  If you want a specific job done then choosing a specialist gardener would be the right call for you.

The level of experience which the individual or company has is also important, so feel free to inquire if they have done certain garden work before hiring them.

Some gardeners are Grow Safe application certified or Certified Approved Handlers of Agrichemicals. This allows them to target specific pests or diseases in your garden with either organic or regular sprays only available to professionals, while others only have access to the regular weed spray you can purchase at the garden centre.

With hillside slips a common occurrence on many properties around the Windy City, a professional landscaper will also be able to help you decide upon a permanent solution, be it building a retaining wall or the planting of suitable plants.

Use our easy job posting service to find the right gardener for you property today!

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 finding the tim

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

Gardening including lawns

Posted 2 weeks ago

Lawn mowing and garden clean up.

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Small section tidy uo

Posted 1 month ago

Weed eater tiny front section, weed removal, tidy and leaf/weed removal tiny back section.

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Garden tidy up

Posted 1 month ago

Small garden and lawn required weeding and the lawn cutting.

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Garden clean up and rubbish removal

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I need someone to mow lawns, weed, trim small shrubs, clean up a yard and remove some rubbish from two small garden areas. This work can be done at the start of the week starting June 24th.

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General garden maintenance

Posted 2 months ago

We need a gardener for general maintenance who is interested in advising on planting.

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Amy Watling

Posted 2 months ago

I need to get a large bougainvillia and other climbing vines cut back from the fences in the back garden. It's an awkward job as one of the fences backs onto a steep drop - a retaining wall. Would include the removal of the green waste. Top of the plants are over 7 feet.

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Gardening for Varsha

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi, Since we’ve moved in 3 years back into Woodridge and having a baby (now a toddler) we NEVER found the time to prioritise the lawn and berme outside our wooden fenced house to maintain , let alone decorate with seasonal plants and blooms/ were very eager for someone to give us a headstart to tidy the whole place up (plenty of weeds) and maybe re-do the top soil and plant some nice stuff in the outside of house and leave a clean mowable easy to maintain fresh crop of grass in the inside of th...

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Need back garden cleared of weed

Posted 1 month ago

Need the weeds and vegetation cleared. Trees to remain. Needs done ASAP

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Help tidy up our garden then maintain it!

Posted 2 months ago

We need someone to tidy up our garden- weed, cut back, spray, Rake etc. Green waste can be left here. Once the initial tidy up is done, keen for regular maintenance.

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Lawn mowing/weed-eating in Tawa

Posted 3 weeks ago

This is a classic lawn mowing/weed-eating job. There is a patch of grass that is approximately 7.5X5m big. We have a small strip under the deck which is 8x2m big. And there is a smaller square approximately 2x2m big. The smaller bits have also flowers in it, which we would like to keep. If you have any questions, please ask.

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Stagger planted bulb pots

Posted 2 months ago

Need 2 large pots stagger planted with crocus, tulip and daffodil bulbs. Pots, potting mix and bulbs supplied by you. To be done asap.

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Rintoul st

Posted 1 month ago

I have a pile of tree ( already cut down) that needs mulching. I also have stuff to be taken to landfill, maybe a trailer full.

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Tenants moving out - Outside tidy up

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi We are looking for a reliable gardener with some experience to do a nice tidy up around all of our Hataitai house. No lawns, just weeds, autumn leaf sweeping, some small tree pruning and hedge trimming to bring the property up to a tidy standard so the drive way is clear and the sides of the house are clear. The whole job should only take 3/4 hours.

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Clear roof gutter and cutting back weed hedge

Posted 2 months ago

Hi. Address is 82 Newlands Road. I'm keen to have someone clear the gutters on the roof and cut back the weeds that have grown over the fence and onto the roof (the fence is fairly accessible - but would probably need a ladder). Thanks

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Green waste removal

Posted 2 months ago

Branches need to be removed from property by Sunday 26 May. Property 16 Rossiter Street.

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Weeding lawn

Posted 1 month ago

Front lawn has lots of large weeds. Don’t have time to remove them all. Need to keep the lawn intact.

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Family garden maintenance

Posted 2 months ago

Hi We have a large, landscaped garden which needs more TLC than we seem to be able to provide regularly. Our lawns are mown already, but what we would like is someone to weed, feed, spray, and care for our plants regularly. We’re thinking this might involve 3-4 hours of work per month.

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Landscaping

Posted 1 week ago

Landscaping and re-lawning

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Regular Lawn Maintenance Required

Posted 1 month ago

I need a reliable gardener to regularly mow lawns in my property at 146 A/B Helston Road Paparangi. The lawns have been let go by unreliable contractors so the initial job is to bring it back to the level indicated in the photos, and maintain to this level. From time to time this may include tree trimming a weed spraying. Previously the clippings were just hawked and did not require removal, but that was when the lawns were maintained regularly. Hoping to get quotes by the weekend so I c...

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One off lawn mowing

Posted 1 month ago

Needing assistance with a one off mowing job both garden and berm and if possible Wednesday

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 139,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Trim, weed and tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

general garden tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedge trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th June 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Karen Wilson

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden, lawn mowing and green waste removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Urgent - weeding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Regular weed eating of lawn

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plant removal, stone moving, planting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lawn formation and general tidy up of garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden tidy up and planting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re-plant mature hedge - urgent!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Regular Lawn Maintenance Required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dead heading roses, general weeding, green waste removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weeding and trimming bushes in Northland

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

30th January 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tenants moving out - Outside tidy up

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

garden weeding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ongoing gardening/yard maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden and tree chopping including removal of

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Gardeners in Wellington

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JAMES THE BUILDER

Joined September 2009

Hello my name is James and I have been building for 10 years. And I specialize in doing those smaller jobs I am NZ qualified and believe in doing the job right the first time. I have a team of sub contractors that have the same motto. As the building process can be daunting it is my job to help my clients thought this experience, keeping the lines of communication open at all times, because a...

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Richard Waters

Joined November 2010

Fully qualified garden designer/Landscaper. Over 20 years experience. Decks. Fences. Have renovated houses, painting, decorating the lot! Honest and reliable. Advanced certificate in Garden Design

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Tony's Painting & Building Services

Joined November 2016

We provide a high quality cost effective service for all your home and commercial needs. Exterior and interior painting undertaken by painters with 20 years plus experience. Interior and exterior maintenance carries out by an experienced builder. Happy to quote for large and smaller jobs, Satisfaction is a high priority for us and we won't let you down. Cheers Tony

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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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Host My Property

Joined December 2010

Hi. We've been doing house renovations and general property management and maintenance for 20 years, generally focussing on smaller jobs. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and quality workmanship

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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

Hi, we have been building new houses as well as general home renovations and maintenance. Give us a call to discuss your requirements. (Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decking, Fencing and many more)

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Specialized Operator Services and civil contracting

Joined July 2015

Hi there. ABOUT US. After 20 years in this industry we have decided to go out on our own. We are fully endorsed & licensed for all trucks & machinery. Please see our profile for information that relates to this job. OUR PROMISE We work with all of our customers from start to finish to make sure what you want, you get! We visit the site and go over what it is that you want to do and y...

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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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Power&keane

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are a residential/commercial building cleaning company specialising in Exterior building washes. We are very reliable and will always get the job completed on time. We also offer gutter cleaning, window cleaning, driveway/surface cleaning and Moss removal. We pride ourselves on our competitive pricing and will always come look at the job before giving a final price.

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Holmes Renovations

Joined March 2015

Hi, I'm a professional home renovator specialising in whole house renovations. When I don't have a house on the go I like to fit in smaller jobs to keep myself busy. If you want someone who is reliable, hard working and takes pride in their work, then I'd be happy to help.

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Reno Man

Joined April 2015

Hi, I have been in the industry for 20 years. - Installing and designing kitchens and bathrooms. - Landscaping properties - Alterations - and everything in between! My collegue Andrew is licensed so we can tackle any project you have in mind. We specialise in minor renovations although our last project was a 4 month complete renovation of a 1940's house. Your project is in good hands wi...

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Vongpa Constructions

Joined April 2013

Hi my name is Vongpa, I have been building for over 10 years. I am trade qualified and LBP member. All building work is done by me. I also have sparky, plumber, plaster i can recommend if you need them to do anywork. My quote is free and very details on what involve. Many Thanks Vongpa

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DnR Contracting

Joined April 2019

We specialise in the smaller jobs the big building companies have no time for. We do most things and have over 25 years joint experience in the building industry. We pride ourselves on providing a fantastic service so you will he happy to recommend us to others.

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LawnXpress Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined March 2011

Locally owned and operated lawn and property maintenance business. We cover a range of maintenance services including: Mowing - Tree/Hedge trimming - Weedspraying - Gutter Cleaning - Rubbish removal - Window Cleaning - Housewashing - Waterblasting - Graffiti Removal - General property maintenance We have an experienced team of staff who get the job done right and efficiently from the fir...

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City works

Joined November 2017

Please inspect our website to view the work we speaclise in.While there please click onto Trade me via "landscaping supplies " and also scrutinize our reviews.

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Concrete with Steve

Joined October 2015

Hi, I have been concreting for over 25yrs, I have been involved in all aspects of concrete and landcaping from very large commercial sites to small domestic sites. I take allot of pride in my work and always deliver on my word. If you're stuck for ideas or have a set plan, I can work with you. Free quotes so call today.

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RJ'S Building Services Ltd

Joined May 2010

At Rjs building services we carry all aspects off building work from building your new house from the ground up to fixing small leaks. So feel free to give us a ring.

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MTC works

Joined November 2018

Hi I have just started this company and am looking for the opportunity to get a few jobs under way to show my experience and workmsnship. I have a baeckground in the building and civil industry with works in the comstruction and concrete. If you are intested in a quote please feel free to give me a call 0220437020

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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there, I'm available to do general handyman work, gibbing / painting/ fencing / decking / plastering / general non compliance building work / lawn mowing / landscaping etc . Have been doing this on and off some 30 years . Any job considered. Available weekends if job requires .

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RBS Commercial & Residential Contractors

Joined November 2013

we are local wellington contracting company specializing in commercial and residential building, painting and plastering. From small jobs to the big jobs we have the team. Project management, shop fit out, Commercial & Residential Painting & Decorating, Remedial Maintenance, Roof inspection, rectification, Asbestos removal & Incapsulation, House Alterations, Fencing. Within our company we have 2 q...

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