• Kwin - Waitara

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    I have three tamariki under 3.

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  • Kirsty - Kawakawa

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    It is a language that belongs in New Zealand and I would never what to see it die out.

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  • Kierin - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    We can each contribute in some small way to effect great change.

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  • Kenneth - Waimarino

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    Ko te Reo ake o Aotearoa nei he reo o te tangata whenua.

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  • Kelsey - katy

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    I would like to move to New Zealand and become part of the community.

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  • Kaylene - Blenheim

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    So I can help my grandchildren .

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  • Kauri - Uawa

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    Kia whiua ki te ao, ki nga iwi katoa .

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  • kathy - Northland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    I think it's an important part of being a New Zealand that we have a good grasp of Te Reo and that I feel confident to teach it in a classroom and ECE centre.

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  • Katarina - Whakatane

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    I am a wahine Māori, who grew up without knowing how to speak Te Reo Māori.

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  • Kat - Tanaka Makaurau

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    To strengthen and normalise the reo spoken at my kura.

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  • Karmin - Whanganui

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    Learning Te Reo deserves the recognition and respect to ensure it becomes the norm in my son and mokopuna lives.

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  • Jude - Wanaka

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    We want to celebrate our Bicultural partnership and heritage .

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  • Josie - Auckland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    Because my school is doing ut and I wouod like to contribute to the schools moments!

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  • Jimmi - Auckland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    Because te reo Māori is the way we can create equality and what makes us unique as Kiwis.

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  • Jessie - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    Learning about history and culture is important.

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  • Jeremy - Auckland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    Recognising our taonga that is te reo Māori.

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  • Jack - Tauranga

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    I want to be able to speak fluent Te Reo so I can connect to my culture.

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  • Ielyaas - Auckland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    To make te reo Māori commonplace and make Aotearoa a truly bilingual country.

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  • Huia - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    I am proud to be Māori and believe that our language is beautiful.

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  • Holly - Auckland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    Tena Koutou.

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  • Henare - Whangarei

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    I am Maori, and sharing my reo has always been paramount.

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  • Helena - Napier

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    To revitalise the indegenous language of New Zealand.

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  • Helen - Melbourne Australia

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    My Dad & Mum always encouraged me to learn more about our Maori culture, food, land and whakapapa.

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  • Helen - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    because Te Reo is our national language and I know very little Te Reo.

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  • helen - christchurch

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    it is a huge part of the country I live in.

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  • Heather - South Head

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    I have recently been blessed with a great-grandson.

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  • Hannah - Auckland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    To reconnect with my tūpuna and to be a better future health care professional for my Māori patients - so we can have better rapport and I am able to better earn their trust so I can help provide better health outcomes for them and reduce inequities they face.

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  • Gary - Poipiripi

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    Na aku Tipuna i takoha mai tenei taonga ki wau, na reira kia tika ana kia tukuna atu awau ki oku uri whakatipu hei taonga mapihi maurea ma ratou, ara ma tatou katoa.

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  • Gabriella

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    I'm a hungarian woman and I'd like to move to New Zealand.

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  • Florence - Auckland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    To help make New Zealand a more equitable society, so that everyone can have the opportunity to thrive.

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  • Fiona - Ohope BEACH

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    The language is beautiful and understanding each kupu enables a better understanding of living in Aotearoa.

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  • Ethan - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    Because I believe Māori should be taught as a second language to everyone in school (made compulsory to learn).

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  • Erin - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    It was beautiful to share the waiata with our choir in a way that help to promote Te Reo.

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  • Eric - Auckland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    It's very important to be connected with our local communities and culture.

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  • Emmeline - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    My father grew up in Awarua in the far north and his first language he was taught was te reo Māori.

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  • Emma - Wellington

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    Any language is a treasure.

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  • Emma - Taupo

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    I'm a new zealander.

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  • Emma - London

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    I am a Pakeha, but I would like to learn Maori as it is an important part of Aotearoa's culture, history and future.

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  • Emily - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    Decolonisation is critical for healing.

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  • Ella Rose - Auckland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    I will have just moved back from London.

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  • Elin - Auckland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    Because it’s a shame and shameful not to take part ❤️.

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  • Elaine - Picton

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    I am originally from Ireland and have lived in Aotearoa for 16 years, I love the Te Reo Maori language and have been learning it for a year now.

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  • Eddie - Ipswich

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    I understand and can korero some but need more interaction with fluent speakers of Te reo Maori.

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  • Donnell - Palmerston North

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    Being maori is a privilege, and not knowing how to speak te reo maori breaks my heart,its important to me to learn te reo maori as im sure it will complete me in my te ao maori.

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  • Dianne - Pokeno

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    I love so much about our indigenous culture and wairua and am enriched by everything I learn about it.

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  • Di - Keysborough

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    I live in Melbourne, Australia and I have Kiwi/Maori students at my school.

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  • Desiré - Wellington

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    Because of my whãnau, I want them to be more culturally immersed .

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  • Derek - Toowong

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    I would like to be able to learn te reo maori, so that I can pass it on to my grown up children, who were all born here in Australia, hoping that they will pass it on to their children.

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  • Debbie

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    Acknowledge our whakapapa.

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  • Dana - Gore

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    Our beautiful bi-cultural nation of Aotearoa needs to embrace and support the growth and development of Te Reo Māori.

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  • Crystal - Upper Hutt

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    I want Te Reo to be organic and typical in all kiwi lifestyles.

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  • Crawford - Rapahoe

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    To spread the awareness of te reo as a means to know your identify .

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  • Clare - London (UK)

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    It's part of New Zealand's culture and its important we embrace that and honour it.

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  • Christopher - Wellington

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    I live in this country and it would be a shame (on me) if I could not even speak a few words of Maori and understood the history of this country.

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  • Christin "Chris" - Honolulu, HI

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    Language is the root of every culture.

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  • Cheryl - Waipawa

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    Our unique indigenous language should be an integral part of being a kiwi.

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  • Chelsea - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    I'm a beginner learner and loved studying Te Ara Reo Māori last year and wanted to continue to improve my reo.

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  • Charlotte - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    Because I live in Aotearoa.

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  • Caterina - Edgecumbe

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    Because Aotearoa is the only country that acts as the repository for te reo Maori.

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  • Carrie - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    Because I love the Māori language and I would love to learn more and be a part of teaching more kiwis to speak our native language!

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  • Carl - Gold Coast Australia

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    he tangata māori ahau o Aotearoa.

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  • Candice - Okotoks

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    I live in Canada, makes me feel closer to my culture and tupuna.

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  • Bryn - Queenstown

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    My children are Maori and my wife is fluent in Te Reo, I need to catch up.

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  • Awaroa - Auckland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    To promote Te reo Māori to keep it alive for many generations.

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  • Anna - Auckland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    Because I want to be more confident in using Te Reo every day.

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  • Ann - Västerås SWEDEN

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    I want to join jag n and have fun.

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  • Andrew - Auckland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    I am fascinated with the culture and the importance of te reo Māori.

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  • Ana - Rotorua

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    I am Maori.

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  • Amy - New Plymouth

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    To help me have structure to help me start my Te Reo journey.

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  • Alexandra - York

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    I’ve always wanted to learn Māori—it is a beautiful language and connects me to the whenua, even living in the northern hemisphere.

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  • Alexandra - Auckland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    So I can learn more about my heritage and learn how to speak Maori .

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  • Alexa - Queenstown

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    Te reo māori is important to me as a pākehā who is committed to the treaty.

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  • Alesha - Pahiatua

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:48 PM

    I believe te reo is important, and I want to show my support of this.

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  • Alan - Blenheim

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:46 PM

    I wish to understand what is being spoken and written.

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  • Zoe - Motu

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:37 PM

    to be one and a 1000,000.

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  • Zaric - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:37 PM

    Because I care for my culture it takes a big part of my life and heart.

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  • Zap - Kāpiti

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:37 PM

    Coz I want to.

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  • Zandria - Gisborne

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:37 PM

    I'm not a fluent speaker, but I try every day to use what Māori I have ia ra, ia ra.

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  • Zak - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:37 PM

    Maori is apart of me, it’s who I am and therefore understanding more of who I am is important for me not only now in the present but also for the future me too.

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  • Zahra - Glenfield

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:37 PM

    Celebrating te Reo Māori is a priority for me, to help recognise the rich culture and heritage we have here in New Zealand and so we can be proud of our national language.

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  • Z - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:37 PM

    Being disconnected from whakaapapa and culture, It's important for me to push myself to reconnect, restore and reclaim my Maori heritage so that my children and future generations won't need to go searching.

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  • Yvonne - Shannon

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:37 PM

    Whuia te reo.

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  • Ysatis - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:37 PM

    I grew up in kohanga and kura kaupapa then when I was 8 years old I was transferred to a pakeha school to learn English.

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  • Yifang - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:37 PM

    It is important as I would like to embrace the culture we have in NZ.

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  • Xinyi - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:37 PM

    I wanna know maori causal language.

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  • Willow - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:37 PM

    It's important to me on a personal level as well as a professional level.

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  • Willie - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:37 PM

    The reason why I took part is that I believe that Te Reo Maori is NZ 's national language and we as New Zealanders should be proud to keep it alive!

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  • William - Lower Hutt

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:37 PM

    I grew up around a lot of Maori but never really had the opportunity to learn even though I was interested.

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  • Whaia - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:37 PM

    It is important for me to take part because I am part maori and I use to be able to speak te reo when I went to kohanga.

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  • Wendy - Whanganui

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:37 PM

    To improve my understanding of te reo and hopefully be confident to use the language on a daily basis.

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  • Wendy - Rotorua

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:37 PM

    New Zealand is my home now (since Oct 2000) and I feel closer to the land and to the people when I make the effort to speak te reo.

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  • Wendy - Manukau

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    Maori is a shared main language of Aotearoa along with sign language and English.

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  • Wendy - kawakawa

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    Because the Maori language is part of our history and culture.

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  • Wendy - Hastings

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    I would like to be part of the journey, and learn more.

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  • Wendy - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    Te Reo is sadly missing in the workplace.

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  • Wayne - Cambridge

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    I want children to be excited about speaking the unique language of te reo Maaori and this is just one way to celebrate our learning of it.

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  • Wayne - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    As someone proud of my Māori whakapapa but not a fluent speaker of te reo (a regret I hope to rectify one day) I think it is great to celebrate te reo in this way.

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  • Wally - Kohukohu

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    Constitutionally we're a bicultural nation, so being bilingual seems appropriate .

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  • Waiora - Kaikohe

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    Important to learn our reo so it won’t be lost.

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  • Waimarie - Kerikeri

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    I strongly believe that we need to continue to lift the Maori language throughout NZ.

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