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Remuera shop leased, provincial sales

A Remuera shop has been leased, and warehouses in Christchurch & Napier sold by Colliers agents.


South Island


163 Wordsworth St, unit 2:
Features: 238m² refurbished warehouse
Outcome: sold at auction for $400,000
Agents: Christian Kellar & Oliver Salt

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Hawke’s Bay


78 Taradale Rd & 32 Severn St:
Features: 6886m² warehouse/showroom & partly leased 3982m² industrial site
Outcome: sold as trade deals, Taradale Rd for $3 million, Severn St for $686,000
Agent: Danny Blair


Isthmus east


360 Remuera Rd:
Features: 274.1m² shop, leased to Bed Bath N Table
Agent: Nilesh Patel

South of the Bombays



8 Te Puni St:
Features: 1604m² office, leased by Cook Strait Properties Ltd to Mavero Ltd (Flip Out franchise) for a 6-year term
Rent: $250,000/year + gst
Agent: Ben Taylor

Attribution: Agency release.

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Kiwi Property sells Majestic to Investec fund

Kiwi Property Group Ltd has secured an agreement to sell the Majestic Centre in Wellington for $123.2 million to Investec Property Ltd, as the responsible entity for the Investec Australia Property Fund.

As part of the sale arrangement, Investec will appoint Kiwi Property to manage the office tower, which has undergone one of New Zealand’s largest seismic upgrades. It’s Investec’s first New Zealand purchase.

Kiwi Property chief executive Chris Gudgeon said yesterday: “We are immensely proud of what we have achieved for the tenants of the Majestic Centre, raising the seismic performance rating of the office tower to 100% of new building standard.

“Notwithstanding, the Majestic Centre was identified for sale as part of our capital recycling programme. Proceeds from the sale, which is due to settle in December, will be used to pay down bank debt, providing further flexibility for Kiwi Property to invest in line with our strategy.”

In the company’s annual accounts to March 2017, the value of the 21-storey Majestic Centre increased to $119.4 million, but a net value loss of $5 million was recorded after allowing for capex on the seismic upgrade programme completed in January. The building, at 100 Willis St, has a net lettable area of 24,469m² (2322m² retail, 22147m² office) & 240 parking spaces and typical floorplates of 1000m².

Kiwi Property is due to release its result for the September half-year next Monday, 20 November. At the moment it’s showing the Majestic Centre has 92.1% occupancy, a weighted average lease term of 6.8 years & net rental income of $7.1 million.

The buyer, Investec, said it was acquiring the property on an initial yield of 7.1% and with average annual contractual rental escalations of about 2.75%. It said the property was 98% occupied and had a long weighted average lease expiry of 6.6 years.

Investec is a South African investment bank which has a dual listing in Johannesburg & London. It floated the Investec Australia Property Fund on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 2013, launching with an $A130 million portfolio of 8 industrial & office properties.

That portfolio now comprises 25 properties worth $A942 million, and fund chief executive Graeme Katz said yesterday that was a scale at which management believed an ASX listing could be considered.

He added: “We continue to believe in the case for investing in good quality investment properties in Australia & New Zealand. The fund’s current equity yield of 8.2% is attractive for South African investors, especially as it is underpinned by the region’s favourable macro-economic conditions, property yield spread over historically low funding costs locked in and income returns in hard currency.”

14 November 2017: IAPF portfolio value approaches $A1.0bn mark through acquisition & value uplift

Attribution: Kiwi & Investec releases.

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Dozen sales for JLL

JLL agents have sold 11 commercial properties around Auckland and one in Palmerston North.


Learning Quarter

44E Anzac Avenue:
Features: 168m² office floor with apartment conversion potential, 2 parking spaces
Rent: $35,280/year net
Outcome: sold for $580,000 at a 6% yield
Agent: Jason Armstrong

Isthmus east


Knights Inn, 234 Green Lane West:
Features: 26-unit motel
Outcome: sold for $9.5 million
Buyer’s agents: Jason Armstrong & Jarred Hill

Isthmus west

Blockhouse Bay

552-554 Blockhouse Bay Rd:
Features: 2 shops of 50m² & 53m², leased to a hair salon & a Thai food takeaway
Rent: $44,240/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $911,000 at a 4.85% yield
Agent: Kevin Reardon

Grey Lynn

27 Nixon St:
Features: 455m² 2-level building, residential over ground-floor warehouse
Outcome: sold vacant for $2.2 million
Agents: Jason Armstrong & Alex Wefers

30a Pollen St:
Features: 377m² industrial unit – 306m² ground-floor warehouse, 70m² office & amenities, 4 parking spaces
Rent: $68,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.365 million at a 4.98% yield
Agents: Alex Wefers & Jarred Hill

60A Surrey Crescent:
Features: 147m² industrial unit, 4 parking spaces
Rent: $37,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $728,000 at a 5.08% yield
Agents: Alex Wefers & Jarred Hill

Mt Albert

43a Linwood Avenue, unit 7:
Features: 260m² vacant warehouse unit, 6 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $750,000 at a 5.2% yield on market rent
Agent: Alex Wefers

Mt Eden

45A Normanby Rd:
Features: 582m² industrial unit – 385m² warehouse, 197m² office & amenities, 10 parking spaces
Outcome: sold vacant for $2.058 million
Agent: Ben Jamieson

23 Edwin St, unit G02:
Features: 105m² office unit, 4 parking spaces, new 3-year lease
Rent: $50,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.05 million at a 4.76% yield
Agent: Ben Jamieson


Mairangi Bay

17-19 Apollo Drive:
Features: vacant 13,008m² zoned general business
Outcome: sold on behalf of AUT, price confidential
Agents: Jason Armstrong & Dave Mayhew

41 Centorian Drive:
Features: 20,172m² of subdivisible residential land zoned mixed suburban, longtime home of medical publisher Adis International Ltd (more recently Springer Science+Business Media)
Outcome: sold, price confidential
Agents: Jason Armstrong & Dave Mayhew

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Palmerston North

10-15 The Square:
Features: 1830m² of office & retail space
Outcome: sold, price confidential
Agent: Jason Armstrong

Attribution: Agency release.

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Leaseback supports strong Mt Maunganui sale price

A Mt Maunganui industrial property has been sold by Colliers agents on a 5.15% yield on current rent, with a leaseback available.

South of Bombays

Mt Maunganui

133 Newton St:
Features: 1312m² site, 817m² office/showroom/warehouse; leased until June 2019 with no right of renewal, tenant down-sizing its operation & offering a leaseback until May 2019
Rent: $100,000/year net + gst + outgoings       
Outcome: sold for $1.91 million + gst
Agents: Rob Schoeser & Simon Clark

Attribution: Agency release.

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Tauriko & Silverstream business land sales

Colliers agents in the Bay of Plenty have sold a Tauriko industrial development site (pictured) and a Tauranga office building.

In Otago, 2 lots in the Silverstream Business Park in Mosgiel have been sold.

South of the Bombays

Bay of Plenty


115 Cameron Rd:
Features: 810m² site, 2-storey 851m² office building, 10 parking spaces
Rent: $158,594/year net + outgoings + gst
Outcome: sold for $3.1 million at a 5.1% yield
Agents: Simon Clark & Duncan Woodhouse


lot 232 Kennedy Rd:
Features: vacant 4799m² industrial development site, rear right-of-way for dual access
Outcome: sold for $1,775,630 at $370/m² land
Agents: Rachel Emerson, Simon Clark & Brad Johnston

South Island



Silverstream Industrial Park, 180 Dukes Rd, lots 2 & 11:
Features: 2700m² of warehouse & office 
Outcome: sold to an owner-occupier for $1.15 million + gst
Agent: Dean Collins

Attribution: Agency release.

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6 sales south of Bombays, 3 in Christchurch development in Total Property auction series

6 properties south of Auckland were sold last week in Bayleys’ Total Property 7 auction series down the North Island.

In Christchurch, 3 units in a 17-unit development by Latitude Group Ltd (Ken Wimsett & Callum Baker) were sold in the Total Property auction. The developer envisaged uses would range from retail, office, hospitality & commercial services to trade supplies.

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Bay of Plenty

Mt Maunganui

314 Maunganui Rd, units E & F:
Features: 2 adjoining office units totalling 223m², on the ground floor of Custom House commercial complex in high profile corner position; Bayleys’ franchisee Success Realty Ltd has occupied for past 10 years & renewed for further 10 years from October 2017, with 2 5-year rights of renewal
Rent: $99,668/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $2.22 million at a 4.49% yield
Agents: Brendon & Lynn Bradley

Hawke’s Bay

Havelock North

2A Lindsay St:
Features: 472m² site, 195m² single-storey commercial building, seismic assessment 75% of new building standard, 5 parking spaces; occupied by hair stylist on 12-year lease from September 2016 following completion of building extension for a beauty clinic division
Rent: $45,751/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $815,000 at a 5.61% yield
Agent: Jacob Smith


New Plymouth, Bell Block

29-37 Paraite Rd:
Features: 1.084ha site, dual access, 2182m² industrial building including 621m² of canopies; international oil & gas company has occupied the site since 2012 on 7-year lease with 3 one-year rights of renewal
Rent: $199,112/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $2.6 million at a 7.66% yield
Agents: Alan Johnston & Iain Taylor



21-29 Bell Rd South, unit 6:
Features: 475m² tilt slab industrial unit built in 2008 and occupied since then by Fletcher Building subsidiary Foreman Commercial Interiors Ltd, current lease until June 2020 & no renewal right; 217m² high-stud warehousing plus 258m² of offices over 2 levels, 8 parking space
Rent: $70,400/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.04 million at a 6.77% yield
Agent: Richard Faisandier


216 Jackson St:
Features: 227m² site, 313m² 2-level mixed-use building, ground-floor 138m² dairy, rear access to courtyard, 175m² 3-bedroom character apartment above completely refurbished in 2009
Outcome: sold for $1.1 million at a 5.5% yield on periodic tenancies
Agents: Andrew Smith & Paul Cudby

30-32 Waione St:
Features: 1568m² corner redevelopment site zoned general business, in 2 titles, 3 street frontages; 625m² of industrial buildings, large yard area at rear
Rent: holding income $91,650/year gross + gst until 30 April 2018
Outcome: sold for $1.4 million
Agents: Andrew Smith & Richard Faisandier

South Island



987 Ferry Rd, unit 2:
Features: 158m² unit, 4 parking spaces on own titles in retail complex opened last year; 10-year lease to law firm Saunders & Co plus 3 5-year rights of renewal
Rent: $58,455/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.028 million at a 5.69% yield
Agents: Blair Young & Mitchell Wallace

Unit 6:
Features: 292m² unit, 7 parking spaces; 2 tenancies, one with a 10-year lease to Moroccan restaurant & the other with a 6-year lease to Bayleys’ Canterbury franchisee Whalan & Partners Ltd, both with further renewal rights
Rent: $122,798/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.935 million at a 6.35% yield
Agents: Blair Young & Mitchell Wallace

Unit 10: 
Features: 209.5 unit, 6 parking spaces; ANZ Bank has done an extensive fitout and has a 6-year lease from July 2016, with 3 3-year rights or renewal, 3-yearly market rent reviews plus annual CPI-indexed increases
Rent: $71,332/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.3 million at a 5.48% yield
Agents: Blair Young & Mitchell Wallace

Attribution: Agency release.

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Updated: Takapuna properties bought on development-based yields as 9 sell at Bayleys’ commercial auction

Published 26 October 2017, updated 28 October 2017:
Bayleys’ 7th Total Property commercial auction in Auckland for the year ended with 9 properties sold, 8 passed in, and the auction of the one remaining property on the list was deferred a week. Another, in Birkenhead, has been sold post-auction.

The sales included 2 adjoining converted houses (pictured) on Lake Rd, Takapuna, sold at yields on present uses of 2.7% & 4.1%. Both have more intensive development potential.



Sebel, 85-93 Customs St West, unit S:
Features: leasehold, 628m² floor area, tenant Soul Bar on 9-year lease + rights of renewal until 2038
Rent: $437,500/year net + gst + outgoings including ground rent, rent reviews to CPI + fixed increases
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Mark Pittaway

16 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, unit 1A, ground floor:
Features: leasehold, 439m² office including balcony, 5 secure covered parking spaces
Rent: $248,500/year gross + gst, net $124,026/year + gst, 6-year lease to Auckland Council with rights of renewal
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Mark Pittaway

Isthmus east


360 Onehunga Mall:
Features: 538m² site zoned residential – terrace housing & apartment building, 2-level 341m² building constructed in 2010, ground-floor liquor store, 4-bedroom accommodation above
Rent: $93,712.50/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.96 million at a 4.78% yield
Agents: Ken Lu, Damien Bullick & Alan Haydock


100 Queens Rd:
Features: 979m² site, 1701m² floor area, multi-tenanted retail property
Rent: $131,181/year net + gst + outgoings, rising to $139,432/year next April 
Outcome: auction deferred until Wednesday 6 December
Agent: Mark Pittaway


766 Great South Rd:
Features: 998m² site, 300m² single-level medical clinic, multiple tenants include GP practice, physiotherapist, occupational therapist & accountant
Rent: $65,050/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.065 million at a 6.11% yield
Agents: Tony Chaudhary, Janak Darji, James Hill & James Chan

25 Walls Rd:
Features: 1037m² light industry-zoned site, 702m² high stud warehouse & office building, new 6-year lease to well established import & distribution tenant
Rent: $106,302/year net + gst     
Outcome: sold for $2.305 million at a 4.61% yield
Agents: Mike Adams & Phil Haydock

Isthmus west

Mt Eden

54 Mt Eden Rd:
Features: 400m² site zoned mixed use, in Grammar zone, 130m² villa, garage + 3 parking spaces
Outcome: passed in at $1.4 million
Agents: Alan Haydock, Phil Haydock & Damien Bullick



221-225 Hinemoa St:
Features: 522m² floor area, medi-spa & beauty salon a tenant since 2004 & on new 5-year lease, 2 small shops, penthouse apartment
Rent: $122,304/year net + gst from commercial premises, apartment vacant
Outcome: passed in at $3.5 million
Agents: James Kidd & Michael Nees

Updated: 60-62 Mokoia Rd:
Features: 405m² site in town centre zone (21m height limit) retail strip, 744m² floor area, 3 tenants
Rent: $131,018.33/year net + gst + outgoings
Outcome: passed in at $2.2 million, sold shortly after auction for $2.3 million at a 5.7% yield
Agents: Michael Nees & Nick Howe-Smith


58-60 Jutland Rd:
Features: 371m² site zoned neighbourhood centre (13m height limit), 398m² 2-level building with mix of commercial & residential tenancies – 3 ground-floor retail units, anchored by a superette, 2 flats above; secondary access at the rear, where there are 4 parking spaces
Rent: $100,088/year net + gst current, development upside   
Outcome: sold for $2.09 million at a 4.79% yield
Agents: Adam Curtis, Damian Stephen & Nick Howe-Smith

398 Lake Rd:
Features: 888m² site in mixed use zone, 321m² 2-level building; the Skin Institute has occupied the premises since 1994 and has recently renewed its lease until September 2023, with 3 further 3-year rights of renewal; zoning provides potential for residential accommodation with sea views on top of commercial base
Rent: $165,000/year/net + gst    
Outcome: sold for $4.04 million at a 4.08% yield
Agents: Ranjan Unka, Tonia Robertson & Ashton Geissler

400 Lake Rd:
Features: 890m² site zoned mixed use, 272m² converted split-level character residential building, fully leased to long established law firm Turner Hopkins with 5½ years to run on lease, longer-term potential for multi-level redevelopment
Rent: $96,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $3.61 million at a 2.66% yield
Agents: Tonia Robertson, Ranjan Unka & Terry Kim



42 Paramount Drive, units 6 & 7:
Features: 280m² for 2 units consented for restaurant use, separate entrances, in retail complex off Lincoln Rd
Outcome: sold vacant for $1.408 million
Agents: David Han, Terry Kim & Matt Lee



40 9th View Avenue:
Features: 1416m² site zoned residential – terrace housing & apartment building, opposite entranceway to Pine Harbour marina, modern 640m² single-level showroom building;
Rent: $36,443/year holding income
Outcome: sold for $1.65 million from lease to Pine Harbour Motorsport Museum
Agents: Nick Bayley & Dave Stanley

East Tamaki

46 Neilpark Drive:
Features: 2100m² site, 2 adjoining clearspan warehouse & office units totalling 1012m²
Rent: $110,000/year net + gst holding income from short-term leaseback of both units to vendor
Outcome: sold shortly after auction for $2.65 million
Agents: Katie Wu, John Bolton & Roy Rudolph


80 Hunua Rd, lot 2:
Features: 9453m² site, 6302m² warehouse
Rent: $360,000/year net + gst     
Outcome: passed in at $4 million
Agents: Shane Snijder & Peter Migounoff


55 Ash Rd, unit 4:
Features: 200m² unit in industrial precinct, parking
Rent: $28,600/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $625,000
Agents: Karl Price & Nick Bayley

South of the Bombays

Manawatu – Dannevirke

69 High St:
Features: 617m² site, 693m² building, long-term tenant Westpac on new 5-year lease, 3 more 3-year rights of renewal, second tenant Cooly Properties Ltd on one-year lease to end of next year
Rent: $59,000/year net + gst from bank, $30,000/year net + gst from second tenant
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Rollo Vavasour

Attribution: Auction.

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Judge overturns year-old highrise consent next to heritage substation because of non-notification

High Court judge Rebecca Ellis has set aside a year-old resource consent for a 10-storey 39.5m building Equinox Capital Ltd proposes to build in central Wellington because the owners of a 2-storey heritage-listed former substation next door weren’t notified.

In her decision issued last Wednesday, Justice Ellis wrote: “In summary, I consider: (a) Sydney St Substation Ltd should have been given limited notification of Equinox’s resource consent application; (b) there was a material error in the 14 October 2016 decision not to publicly notify Equinox’s resource consent application; and (c) there were material errors in the 14 October 2016 decision granting Equinox’s resource consent application.

“There have been no matters raised which persuade me I should not exercise my discretion to grant relief here. I therefore make orders setting aside the notification decisions & the substantive resource consent decision, all of which are dated 14 October 2016.”

The dispute concerns buildings (heritage & proposed) a few doors from the courthouse, on what was Sydney St until 1993 and is now Kate Sheppard Place in Thorndon, a street noted for its “Elizabethan & Jacobean” architecture.

The category II heritage building is the old Sydney St substation at 19 Kate Sheppard Place, which has historical significance as one of the first substations constructed to distribute electricity in Wellington after the Mangahao hydro power station began operation in 1924.

Justice Ellis said it also had “some architectural significance due to what has been described as its ‘quirky mixture of architectural styles’”.

The lower of its 2 storeys originally housed the transformers & other substation equipment. The upper level has always been a home. “That unusual & experimental combination of utilitarian & residential design is regarded as adding to its architectural interest. A heritage covenant was placed on the building in 2011.”

In 2013 the Government sold the substation building to Sydney St Substation Ltd, owned by Trevor & Jillian Lord. They renovated & strengthened the building to some acclaim, with the assistance of a Wellington City Council grant. The entirety of the building is now used for residential purposes.

Justice Ellis concluded: “There can be no real doubt that the substation’s heritage value was highly influential in the decision to purchase it, and to renovate it at some expense. To suggest that an adverse effect on the substation’s heritage value does not, equally, adversely affect its owner seems unattractive. So if there is a minor adverse effect on the heritage value of the building there is a minor adverse effect on Sydney St Substation Ltd.

“Even if there is some flaw in that logic, there remains the further & more substantive (“anticipated development model”) issue. The views I have expressed about that strongly support the conclusion that the adverse effects on the owner of the substation (in terms of the matters of which discretion is restricted under rule 13.3.4, namely design, external appearance, siting & placement of building mass) have been understated and are at least minor.

“On any of the above analyses, therefore, Sydney St Substation Ltd was an affected person and should have received limited notification of Equinox’s resource consent application.”

In contrast with the judge’s view, the council notification said: “There are no affected persons in respect of this application (sections 95B/95E). It is noted that neighbours have registered an interest in works occurring on the subject site. Neighbour interest does not deem them to be affected parties under the tests of the act or qualify as special circumstances under the act in this case.”

The judge said most other buildings in the vicinity were multi-level office blocks “of limited street appeal”. The Lords sought judicial review of Wellington City Council’s approval of resource consent “authorising the construction of another such building immediately adjacent to the substation, on a site which is presently a carpark. In short, Sydney St Substation Ltd says that the council was wrong to grant the consent and also wrong to even consider it on a non-notified basis. They say that the substation will be significantly adversely affected by the proposed construction.”

Equinox (Chong Du Cheng & Kerry Knight) has plans for 63 apartments, a 39-room hotel with ground-floor lobby and ground-floor commercial space with a total floor area of 32,422m².

An important factor in the judge’s consideration was that the proposed building would exceed the height limit of 35.4m in the “low city” area, set out in the district plan.

According to the district plan guidelines, “Where a new development adjoins a heritage building that is 4 storeys or less, its height should be not more than one storey above the heritage building, over an area extending approximately 5-8m along & back from the street frontage at the common boundary with the heritage building”.

Link: Substation judgment

Attribution: Judgment.

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Bayfair expansion sort of scheduled

AMP Capital Investors Ltd has set a start date of “the coming months” for its long delayed $100 million redevelopment of the Bayfair Shopping Centre at Mt Maunganui.

A $100 million expansion was planned 4 years ago.

AMP Capital intends to add about 50 speciality stores including a strong fashion mix, an alfresco dining precinct, a new Countdown supermarket, and a 7-screen cinema complex, expanding the mall from its 33,358m² gross lettable area to about 42,000m².

Attribution: Company release.

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Statistics House demolition confirmed

CentrePort Ltd confirmed yesterday that Statistics House in Wellington would be demolished because of damage sustained in last November’s Kaikoura earthquake, now that insurers have decided the building is not economically viable to repair.

CentrePort will apply to Wellington City Council for consents to safely demolish the 5-storey office block. Chief executive Derek Nind said: “We’re pleased to have final certainty on the matter and will start planning for the building’s removal, working with our tenants, neighbours & other key stakeholders for its safe demolition.”

CentrePort is still working with its engineers & insurers on the status of the BNZ building.

Government Statistician & Statistics NZ chief executive Liz MacPherson welcomed an end to the uncertainty: “This announcement by CentrePort means we can draw a line under our past connection with Statistics House. Stats NZ staff have been progressively moving on, both physically & mentally, from Statistics House after the quake 11 months ago.

“We will be forever thankful that the quake happened just after midnight last November when nobody was in the building, rather than at midday during the work week.”

She said Statistics NZ was fully insured and was still working with insurers to determine a settlement. Staff have occupied other buildings in central Wellington since late 2016 and have leases in place for at least another year.

The Government Property Group is looking more broadly at accommodation for Wellington-based agencies, including Statistics NZ.

Attribution: CentrePort & Statistics NZ releases.

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