• Ngapo - Gisborne

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    Ki te hapai ki te whakarauora ai i te reo.

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  • Ngaire - Melbourne

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    To feel stronger, confident and belong.

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  • Ngahuia - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    My love for my hapū, marae, maunga, awa, papkāinga, tūpuna and whānau drives me.

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  • Nelson - Rotorua

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    Because I am Maori, I live at home next to my marae and under the shadows of my maunga.

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  • Nelly - Albany

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    to show that I care for the Moari culture.

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  • Nekoda - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    My Grandparents were stripped away their right to speak Te Reo which then went down to my parents skipped me and now I want to make sure that my children know where they are from and who they are as being a Native to Aotearoa.

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  • Nathan - Raglan

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    Te Reo Māori is a beautiful language, unique to Aotearoa.

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  • Natasja - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    A way for me to connect with my home and fellow Kiwi's and learn more about the Maori culture and way of living.

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  • Natasha - Gisborne

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    I want to encourage using te reo as everyday language.

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  • Natasha - Ellerslie

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    It is important for our tamariki to learn about an official language of Aotearoa.

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  • Natasha - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    To preserve the language and culture is important to me.

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  • Natasha - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    Te reo Māori is the language of our native people/ancestors which is important to keep alive.

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  • Natari - Far North

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    "He Taonga Tuku Iho!

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  • Natalya - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    Recognising the culture of our homeland and shared history .

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  • Natalie - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    For my children, I want to role model the desire to live in a more inclusive NZ.

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  • Natalie - New Plymouth

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    We are choosing to make te reo Maori more normalised in our school community where children are exposed to it on a daily basis!

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  • Nastassia - Tāmaki

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Māori.

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  • Naomi - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    Who would have thought!

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  • Nancy - Katikati WBOP

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    Keep our Te reo alive.

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  • Nalin - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    Show the respect to Te Reo Maori.

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  • Nakoia - Gisborne

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    Nā runga anō i taku raukuratanga e tika ana kia whai wā ki te kōrero, ki te tautoko i tēnei kaupapa.

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  • Myra

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    To help raise awareness for our language and culture.

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  • Mylrea - Wanaka

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    To keep Te Reo alive and to acknowledge our heritage, which includes this beautiful language.

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  • Muta - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    It's important because we need to acknowledge and pay respect to Tangata Whenua.

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  • Murray - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    I want to be able to learn to pronounce places correctly and understand some of the meaning behind the names.

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  • Murray - Dunedin

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    Learning te reo is important for anyone living in this land for it is the first language of te tangata whenua whose manaakitanga is the basis of all the rest of us being able to live here.

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  • Murali - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    To be part of Aotearoa.

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  • Muhammad - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    Te Reo Māori is native and unique language focus on the inclusion.

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  • Mornz - Mangatangi

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    Mana motuhake o tatou Maaoritanga x.

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  • Montana - Gisborne

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    Ko taaku me kōrero i te reo i ngā wā katoa hei aha te "moment" anake, kia kore rawa to tātau reo e mahue.

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  • Monisha - Manurewa

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    To be United by different civilizations.

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  • Monique - Tavannes Switzerland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    My friends in NZ spoke to me about Te Reo Week.

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  • Mona - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    Want to learn te reo and share it with family and friends.

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  • Mohamed - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    Māori is a beautiful language and is an important part of the kiwi identity and culture.

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  • Moewaka - Rotorua

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    its important to my DNA.

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  • Moanaroa - Wellington, New Zealand

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    Because it is about keeping our language alive and connecting to our whakapapa.

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  • Moana - Sydney

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    Drive are nga tamariki, mokopuna tuatahi/tuarua.

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  • Mitchell - New Plymouth

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    Mō aku tamariki .

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  • Miss - auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    Because we believe that language is the life essence and sustenance of a culture!

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  • Miriama - New Plymouth

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    My ancestors were leaders of the armed constabulary which invaded Parihaka in 1881.

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  • Miriam - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    He Māori ahau.

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  • Miranda - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    Te Reo is our language, it is our heritage.

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  • Milli - Paekākāriki

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    Te Reo is what makes Aotearoa unique and it's a language we should all try to learn.

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  • milla

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    i want to leran more maori.

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  • Milan - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

  • mike - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    I have my own cultural ties and language that I speak (Welsh) so view this as an extension of my own responsibility and obligations to the language and culture of my adopted country.

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  • Mike - Tauranga

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    Embrace our culture.

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  • Mike - Tāmaki Makaurau

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    I want to be part of the revival of te reo Māori and see the language thrive across Aotearoa.

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  • Mike - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    I'm interested in the Maori langauge and keen to feel integrated with the culture in Aotearoa.

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  • Mikayla - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    ko Te reo Maori ki ahau he taonga.

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  • Mikayla - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    As one of the official languages of New Zealand I believe it is important to learn the language.

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  • Mikaela - Belfast Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    It is important for me to take part to celebrate the culture in my classroom sharing my knowledge with other kaiako and tamariki.

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  • Mihi - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    To me its to keep the culture growing.

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  • Mihi - Tauranga

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    Ko te reo kia rere - kia rongo i te reo Māori e rere tika ana ki ngā tõpito katoa, ao mai põ mai - tuatahi ki Aotearoa, tuarua ki te ao.

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  • Michelle - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    Because I'm proud to be from Aotearoa and it's imperative that we learn to korero mai.

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  • Michelle - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    Because it's a part of our unique and collective heritage.

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  • Michelle - Tauranga

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    To further celebrate and strengthen te reo in our school.

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  • Michelle - Palmerston North

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    It is important for me to take part to learn connection and to be able to understand / speak te reo Maori when needed.

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  • Michelle - New Plymouth

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    I have lived in several different countries, and always tried to learn some of the local language.

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  • Michelle - Lincoln

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    I am an immigrant to NZ, and it would be very helpful to take part and understand the culture of NZ.

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  • Michelle - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    Mā tā tātou uri whakatipu , koinā te mea nui ki tōku.

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  • michelle - auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    believe that everyone in NZ should at least know a few words and the language should always be encouraged and it should be compulsory to be taught in all primary schools.

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  • Michelle - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    To gain greater understanding and knowledge .

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  • Michelle - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    We are honouring the language and first people of this land Aotearoa.

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  • Michelle - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    Te Reo Maori describes all beyond what Te Reo Pakeha can do.

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  • Michele - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    I believe in a bi-cultural society for New Zealand, so it is important to have Te Reo Maori represented as a local language for all residents.

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  • Michaela - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    To show our connection to the history, language and culture of New Zealand,and the importance we place on this in our ECE service.

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  • Michael - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:27 PM

    Ko aku tamariki no Te Arawa.

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  • Michael - Morrinsville

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    I don´t want to see Maori language go extinct.

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  • Micah - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    BEcause I believe our Reo needs to be revived in our country.

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  • Mereanna - Te Awamutu

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    So people hear this wonderful language more.

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  • Mereana - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    I am Māori.

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  • Mere - Porirua

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    To promote the use of Te Reo Language.

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  • Mercia - Kaitaia

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    Te Reo is an Integral part of my life,and as a second language learn er, I know how much it meant to have kaumatua/ Kuia support me in my search.

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  • Merania - Kawerau

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    It is important to me as I feel disconnected to my culture by not being able to converse in our language.

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  • Meralyn - Kaitaia

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    Kia ako o tātou tamariki Māori ki te kōrero Māori, ā, ki maia tēnā ki tēnā ahakoa te iti.

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  • Memphis - Rotorua

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    As someone who is Maori I think it is incredibly important to showcase and be proud of your culture.

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  • Melissa - Tauranga

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    Te reo is integral to our country and should be proudly and frequently used.

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  • Melissa - Nelson

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    I am so proud of my Māori heritage and I need to honour it properly.

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  • Melissa - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    As a student teacher that is from Canada it is important for me to learn so that I can bring Te Reo into my future classroom.

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  • Melba - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    I want to celebrate and honour Aotearoa and their ancestors - who are distant cousins of my own Tahitian ancestors.

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  • Melanie - Nelson

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    Mo aku mokopuna, Mo te Whanau, Hapu, Iwi, Mo te Hapori, Mo te Ao Katoa.

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  • Melanie - Gisborne

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    To be fluent in te reo Maori has always been a dream of mine.

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  • Melanie - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    It's important to know the official language of the country, including Sign Language too.

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  • Mel - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    Maori language and culture is an important part of NZ which used to be punished and has dwindled.

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  • Mel - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    Te Reo Māori is the first language of NZ, we all have a part to play to use and understand it .

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  • Megan - Ngongotaha

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    To help with my own korero maori and maybe encourage more pakeha to be engaged and not whakama in giving te reo maori a go 😊.

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  • Megan

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    It is what makes us unique as New Zealanders.

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  • Meg - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    It’s important for me to take part because I don’t know as much te reo as a should and as I would like to.

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  • Meagan - Tāmaki Makaurau

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    I grew up feeling really distant from my culture, and now that I’m in my 30’s I really want to reconnect- starting with my Reo.

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  • Meagan - Otepoti

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    Lots of whys .

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  • Mayoukh - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    Interested to know about Maori culture, and NZ traditional culture, and learn the language .

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  • Maxine - Dandenong, Melbourne

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    When we all went into lockdown my whānau started doing Daily karakia and although as a child I was surrounded by Maori I am not confident to join in and participate and my promise to myself Is to get confident to speak and one day when I am a mum I don’t Māori to be foreign to my tamariki while here in Australia.

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  • Max - Raumati South, Paraparaumu 5032

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    I am Australian born and have lived in Aotearoa for nearly 40 years.

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  • Matutaera Te Anga - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    Te Reo Maaori keeps me connected to my whakapapa and my Tuupuna.

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  • Matthew - Otautahi Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    so great to be able to show our support for our nation's first language.

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  • Matthew - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    We are from New Zealand, and it's important we acknowledge and learn all all that entails, a big part of that is Māori.

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  • Matteo - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    Because it is important we honour the spirit of the treaty and the bi-cultural nature of our society, embracing the Tikanga of Maori to strengthen our society as a whole.

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  • Matt - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    Because it's cool!

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  • Matt - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    Te Reo Māori is our official spoken language and is a vital taonga.

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