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Mount Ruapehu New Zealand


Mount Ruapehu New Zealand
Mt Ruapehu, a constantly active volcano, is the highest mountain of the North Island and the destination of many skiers and snowboarders. Turoa and Whakapapa ski fields, both on each side of the mountain, have recently joined into one ski resort. Locals will tell you more about the eruption in 1995. The region itself includes the Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu mountains. During the warmer months of summer, hiking, kayaking, canoeing and jet boating through the breathtaking scenery is all possible.
Travel guides for Mount Ruapehu: visitruapehu.com, mtruapehu.com
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What to do in Mount Ruapehu

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Whakakapapa and Turoa ski resorts    14.4 KM National Park
Ski and snowboard at these two recently merged ski resorts on Mount Ruapehu, in the middle of the North Island.
Hiking The Tongariro Alpine Crossing    19.8 KM National Park
For hiking lovers, do not miss one the most amazing trek from the country, Tongariro Trek (summer only). For a map, itinerary, accommodation, prices,
National Park Backpackers and Climbing Hall    0.2 KM National Park
Accommodation from budget to deluxe, challenging indoor climbing hall, 50 different climbs, bookings/transport to Tongariro Crossing, Mountain Bike trails/42nd Traverse, Whakapapa Ski field, Lord of the Rings tours, Whanganui River Trips.
Whanganui National Park Canoe Tours    0.3 KM Ohakune
Guided 1 - 5 day tours in the Whanganui National. Park Suitable for all ages and all fitness levels. Family trips a speciality. Operating for 20 years. Easy paddling, short Walks, Maori and European history. Fantastic meals. Fully qualified guides and we are a licensed operator. Canoe and Kayak Hire is also available.
Mairenui Rural Retreat    18.6 KM Taihape
One hour north of Palmerston North in magnificent hill country, only 10 kilometres from State Highway 1. On a 300 hectare farm (sheep, cattle, deer, a horse stud) with a river running through it and guided trout fishing available. Close to all river adventure activities - rafting, canoeing, kayaking, jet boating. Gourmet dinners available on reservation with fine New Zealand wine available. Your host & hostess speak French and German, and a little Italian, and have travelled widely.
Tongariro River Rafting    1.2 KM Turangi
Based in Turangi, only 40minutes from Taupo, is a Grade 3+ Whitewater Rafting experience that combines the heart pumping action of more than 60 rapids with sufficient lower grade water that enables the splendid scenery and ample wildlife to be enjoyed. Our knowledgeable and professional guides provide fun facts throughout the trip and will challenge your limits by daring you to do our cliff jump.
Fly Fishing in Turangi    1 KM Turangi
Fly fishing the Tongariro River or back country rivers. All gear supplied. From novice to the experienced. Land based guides.

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Current and upcoming events in Mount Ruapehu

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    77.4 KM Taihape
Pint of Science aims to deliver interesting and relevant talks on the latest science research in an accessible format to the public – mainly in the pub! We want to provide a platform which allows people to discuss research with the people who carry ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Brewer's Apprentice, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.4 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
Pint of Science aims to deliver interesting and relevant talks on the latest science research in an accessible format to the public – mainly in the pub! We want to provide a platform which allows people to discuss research with the people who carry ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Brew Union, Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    77 KM Taihape
Fresh & Funny is the new name of Palmerston North's premier stand-up comedy open mic. Get yourself along and check out this comedic sandpit where local comedians get up to test out their new material. Every fortnight this gig is hosted by one of a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Royal, Palmerston North   Distance: 77 KM from Taihape
    64.8 KM Taihape
This new event to the Manawatu is an opportunity to come along and discuss your equine needs, discover new and exciting products. Learn more from the professionals in the business by attending the demonstrations and educational discussion sessions ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Manfeild, Feilding, Feilding and District   Distance: 64.8 KM from Taihape
    77.5 KM Taihape
From Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, the writers’ of ‘When Harry Met Sally’ and ‘Sleepless in Seattle’, comes a play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects: mothers, formal ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Dark Room, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.5 KM from Taihape
    77.4 KM Taihape
Learn the secrets of abstract painting using oils painting techniques. These four weekly sessions will teach you different methods of abstraction, practical working methods using oils paints and mediums, composition, colour mixing and more.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Square Edge, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.4 KM from Taihape
    80.6 KM Taihape
Join us for our annual marathon and half marathon event. With distances from ranging from the full marathon to the half marathon, 10km and 5km distances, and a free kids maraFun event, there really is something for everyone. This year all ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Massey Sport & Recreation Centre, Palmerston North   Distance: 80.6 KM from Taihape
    77.8 KM Taihape
Historic Caccia Birch House in Hokowhitu, Palmerston North is open for viewing each Sunday afternoon in May. Featuring beautiful handcrafted rimu timber panelling, lead light windows and watercolour artwork painted in 1880's by Lydia Lardin (Ethel ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Caccia Birch House, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.8 KM from Taihape
    76.7 KM Taihape
Veteran New Zealand Comedian Dan Brader brings an hour of his unique brand of comedy to Palmy! It’s a comedic storytelling show about his tempestuous and comical relationship with his grumpy cynical businessman Dad! Also a weird but heartwarming ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Shed 23, Palmerston North   Distance: 76.7 KM from Taihape
    108 KM Taihape
Team Eke are doing it again... Small cheese event for small cheesemakers in a small part of provincial New Zealand that has made a big contribution to NZ cheese. Join us! Small cheesemakers and cheesemongers will be present chatting and tasting ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Eketahuna Community Centre, Eketahuna, Tararua   Distance: 108 KM from Taihape
    77.5 KM Taihape
Chris Cain: Guitar & vocals: Chris Cain's bio is long, from touring New Zealand with the World Blues Revue, to being nominated for 6 "W.C. Hardy" awards, which is the blues world equivalent of receiving a Grammy nomination. Joe Bonamassa said ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Globe Theatre, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.5 KM from Taihape
    77.4 KM Taihape
Save the date! We are looking for volunteer musicians, singers, bands or any music related artists to perform on stage at our annual Fête de la Musique (France's National Music Day). On Saturday 22 June, free concerts will be open to the public ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Alliance Française, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.4 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
Featuring from the USA Drummer Gregg Bissonette, Vocalist Glenn Walters and UK Trumpet Star Louis Dowdeswell. Gregg Bissonette: has notably been drummer for Maynard Ferguson, David Lee Roth and Ringo Starr's Allstar Band among others during his ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    64.8 KM Taihape
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end. But time is running out. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dannevirke Town Hall, Dannevirke, Tararua   Distance: 64.8 KM from Taihape
    77.3 KM Taihape
My dear chaps and chapesses, do raid the toybox for a radio controlled vehicle and toy tea set and come to Te Manawa to build and race your very own racing teapot. Splendid Teapot Racing originates in New Zealand’s steampunk scene, where remote ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.3 KM from Taihape
    77.4 KM Taihape
New Zealand's only LEGO fan convention! With over 90 exhibitors from all across the country showing off new and amazing creations and set collections, it will be the biggest show the area has seen so far. Lots of fun for the whole family, with ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.4 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
To celebrate the nation’s favourite little piggy, Peppa Pig is coming to cinemas nationwide on May 2, with the fun filled Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun. Perfectly timed to entertain the little ones, this 60 minute cinema experience offers 10 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: EVENT Cinemas, Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    77.2 KM Taihape
Over 80,000 books on every topic imaginable, ecology, sport, history, science, engineering, gardening, agriculture, old books, novels, poetry, economics, languages, crafts, do-it-yourself, politics, sociology, computer, biography, Maori studies, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Barber Hall, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.2 KM from Taihape
    75.3 KM Taihape
Falun Gong, also commonly known as Falun Dafa, is a self-improvement practice that improves mental and physical wellness. Great for relaxation, healing, and peace of mind. Come along to meet like-minded people who enjoy peaceful meditation and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rangiora Community Hall, Palmerston North   Distance: 75.3 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
Be in the audience for the filming of 7 Days when they embark on their first ever filming tour. Live at Regent on Broadway on Wednesday June 5th 2019. See Jeremy Corbett do his best to control things as Paul Ego, Dai Henwood, Ben Hurley, Chopper ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    64.5 KM Ohakune
This is an Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) approved practising licence renewal course. Also known as " Electrical Workers Refresher Course " The programme has had its own refresher recently, so you’ll find it works slightly ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: 151 On London Motel, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.5 KM from Ohakune
    76.9 KM Taihape
After 2017's hugely successful Animals tour, which featured three entire albums, The Pink Floyd Experience returns to New Zealand and Australia in 2019 with an exciting new show. To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Pink Floyd's album The Wall, a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    64.8 KM Taihape
Wow, its NZ biggest and best indoor Craft Market. There is no other like it in NZ. You will be amazed when you come along. Its going to wow you. Over 250 stalls of some of the best stalls NZ has to offer. This event has been running for more than ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Manfeild, Feilding, Feilding and District   Distance: 64.8 KM from Taihape
    0.2 KM Taihape
Be prepared for a cool but not cold ice skating experience. The Ice Skate Tour travels around New Zealand with state of the art, artificial ice rinks. They look like ice and have 97% same gliding capacity as natural ice. Surrounded by an ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Taihape Area School, Taihape, Rangitikei   Distance: 0.2 KM from Taihape
    77.3 KM Taihape
Balls, Bullets & Boots takes you from rugby field to battlefield and back, exploring the impact the hostilities had on New Zealand’s signature sport and its sportspeople. Rugby players during the Great War were athletes turned soldiers, making ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.3 KM from Taihape
    2.1 KM Ohakune
Ohakune Mardi Gras is back and better than ever, with the festival also heading south to Queenstown! New Zealand’s biggest winter party is back with a vengeance! Mardi Gras will return to Ohakune on Saturday, June 22 and due to overwhelming ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ohakune Junction, Ohakune, Tongariro   Distance: 2.1 KM from Ohakune
    80.6 KM Taihape
The Manawatu Wedding Expo promises to amaze, inform and inspire you every year. One lucky visitor will win a Wedding Package worth over $7,000! There is no need to trail all over town or spend days looking through phone books or on the internet - ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Awapuni Racing Centre , Palmerston North   Distance: 80.6 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
In conjunction with the Palmerston North City Council and Te Puni Kokiri, the Manawatu/Horowhenua Maori Teachers Cluster will be hosting the 2019 Pae Taiohi Regional Secondary Schools Kapa Haka Competition. Since the year 1999 the Pae Taiohi ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
A cultural fest by Pasifika youth. We engage the participation of young people to freely express themselves through various art forms (short film, performances, debate, drama, essay & poetry writings, quiz, science, speech-making, talent, visual & ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    77.6 KM Taihape
This June, Shortland Street the Musical, the laugh-out-loud spoof comedy, bursts on to the Centrepoint stage. The original 1st & 2nd seasons of NZ's national TV show are hilariously re-hashed into a live 2 hour epic that will take you straight back ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Centrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.6 KM from Taihape
    77.2 KM Taihape
Speed Skating, Manawatu Skating Club: Learn to Skate weekly classes are run by NZ representative skaters and coaches. Skates and bike helmets are available to use or bring your own. Enquiries, contact - Vikki Gibbs 358 9387.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Bell Hall, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.2 KM from Taihape
77.4 KM Taihape
Come along and work with an amazing artist Dennis Greenwood and learn to create in your choice of watercolour or acrylic. Dennis will guide you through the steps of creating a painting. You will learn about composition, drawing, colour mixing, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Square Edge, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.4 KM from Taihape
    77.3 KM Taihape
'The Legacy Tour' with Kelvin Cruickshank and TJ Higgs in honour of our mentor the late Colin Fry... What happens when you mix two international superstar mediums together on one stage! NZs leading medium Kelvin Cruickshank is joining forces with ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Palmerston North Conference Centre, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.3 KM from Taihape
    77.2 KM Taihape
Roller Skating Disco every Friday during term time. Doors open from 6:30 to 8pm. Cost $5 per skater, includes skate hire. Spectators free. Come along, bring your friends and have a rolling great time. Games. Music. Spot prizes. Shop open for ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Bell Hall, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.2 KM from Taihape
    77.3 KM Taihape
My name is Maaru and I'm a certified hair & makeup artist from Auckland. After numerous requests, I have decided to put together a makeup workshop in my home town, Palmerston North Date: Saturday 13 July 2019 Time: 10AM - 3:00PM Venue: Massey ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Palmerston North Conference Centre, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.3 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
Multi award-winning South African-Kiwi Urzila Carlson is set to wreak havoc on New Zealand with her brand-new show, Token African, as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. Featuring all new material and poking fun at her birth ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    77.4 KM Taihape
The Manawatu Home & Lifestyle Show is one of the largest & most popular home shows in NZ. - Over 300 exhibitors - Over 35,000 visitors in three days Whatever stage you are at, the Manawatu Home & Lifestyle Show is your event of the year. Held ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.4 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
Bring the littlies along to Cloud 9 Trampoline Park on a Saturday morning for some fun exclusive time for the littlies! An hour jumping with the whole park just for our younger kids that are under 110cm. Caregiver jumps for free. Try our fun ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Cloud 9 Trampoline Park, Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
One of the world's most iconic and longest-running musicals, Les Misérables tells the story of Jean Valjean, a former convict who spends a lifetime seeking redemption. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France and the aftermath of the French ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    51.3 KM Taihape
Do you think you have what it takes to tackle The Mudder? This event has been running at Rangitikei Farmstay for the past six years and this year promises to be the best ever. So what makes The Mudder unique? If you ask the 2500+ entrants from ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rangitikei Farmstay Woolshed, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 51.3 KM from Taihape
    114.4 KM Taihape
Levin's original Monthly Market (originally at St John's Methodist church hall). Would you like a stall? Only $10 per table (table provided). Inside venue - though there are a couple of places outside if the weather is good. Please note that if ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Levin Uniting Church, Levin, Horowhenua   Distance: 114.4 KM from Taihape
    77.4 KM Taihape
Join us at Square Edge in The Square on the first Sunday of every month for an afternoon of arts, crafts, food and music. Nau mai, haere mai! All welcome! Contact [email protected] if you'd like to have a stall and sell your own goods.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Square Edge, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.4 KM from Taihape
    64.4 KM Taihape
Any age - people who have shifted to Feilding recently. A chance to get to know people in the area and have a coffee.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: KR’s Café, Feilding, Feilding and District   Distance: 64.4 KM from Taihape
    77.6 KM Taihape
A market for locals offering a range of artisan and local produce to tease your taste buds. - Street food - Live music by local talent - Artisan Food Stalls
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Hokowhitu Village Centre, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.6 KM from Taihape
    77.2 KM Taihape
The Manawatu Craft and Food Fair is back again! The Manawatu Craft and Food Fair showcases the great talent of our local people through craft, food and fair! With over 85 stall sites this is an event not to be missed! We will have two ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Barber Hall, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.2 KM from Taihape
    77.3 KM Taihape
Come join NOA for twice-weekly facilitated drawing sessions in the Te Manawa foyer. NOA is both an acronym for Notes Of Art and Te Reo for “an area without restriction, safe and open for everyone.” All are welcome!
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.3 KM from Taihape
    74 KM Taihape
*Dates are indicative only, please enquire to book your birthday party experience. Want to make your child's special day extra special? Want to try something unique? The Kung Fu Academy offers Birthday Party Entertainment for children, to make ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kung Fu Academy Palmerston North, Palmerston North   Distance: 74 KM from Taihape
    64.6 KM Ohakune
HU is a sacred sound and ancient mantra that can uplift your life. Singing HU provides a sense of calm, strength, and centeredness. Come and experience chanting HU and enjoy spiritual conversation with others of like heart at a Sound of Soul ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Community House, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.6 KM from Ohakune
    83.2 KM Taihape
Tui Brewery Express. Plimmerton to Tui Brewery return. Stopping at a station near you. Steam train to Tui Brewery through the Manawatu Gorge. Travel and locomotive enthusiasts young and old cannot afford to miss this year's Mainline Steam Tui ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tui Headquarters, Mangatainoka, Tararua   Distance: 83.2 KM from Taihape
    77.3 KM Taihape
The Water Room is setting sail with a new programme of activities that concentrates on learning through play for toddlers and young children. It will be open to the public from Friday to Sunday. Each week has a different focus, shifting between ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.3 KM from Taihape
    77.3 KM Taihape
A programme for the under-5s, focused on self-directed play and exploration. Nau mai, haere mai! – Open daily from 10am to 5pm. General admission is free – donations welcome. 0800-4-A-MUSEUM.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.3 KM from Taihape
    77.3 KM Taihape
The Dino dig is an outdoor garden with sandpits and tools in which kids can hunt for and unearth fossils and learn about them in the process. It's an unsupervised activity that encourages free play. Open daily but weather dependent. Nau mai, haere ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.3 KM from Taihape

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Camping and overnight campervan parking in Mount Ruapehu

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Waiouru Railway Station    0.2 KM Waiouru
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Ohakune Camp Ground    0.3 KM Ohakune
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Waiouru Military Museum    2.4 KM Waiouru
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   Free
 
Mangawhero Ohakune Mountain Road    2.5 KM Ohakune
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Tongariro National Park Mangahuia Camp Ground    5.6 KM National Park
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Tongariro National Park Raurimu Spiral    5.7 KM National Park
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Discovery Lodge National Park    6.9 KM National Park
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Raetihi Holiday Park    10.1 KM Ohakune
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi   (Fees Apply)
 
Last Spike Rest Area    11.5 KM National Park
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Ruapehu Whakapapa Camp Ground    12.4 KM National Park
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Waitetoko Bay Taupo    13.9 KM Turangi
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water   Free
 
Mangaweka Reserve Ruahine Road Mangaweka    14.6 KM Taihape
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Kaimanawa Road campsite    15.8 KM Turangi
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Motutere Bay Taupo Lake    17.4 KM Turangi
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Tongariro Holiday Park    18.7 KM Turangi
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Desert Road Oturere Stream    21.3 KM Turangi
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   Free
 
Pipiriki Wanganui River Bank    31.1 KM Ohakune
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Vinegar Hill Cheltenham Hunterville Road Ohingaiti    31.4 KM Taihape
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free

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