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Violet French | Te Ahi Top 10

This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Violet French with her track ‘Too Much Indie’ The song Too Much Indie was written by Violet French over the lockdown in her latest musical endeavour. I fucked around in the garage heaps during lockdown. Wrote a bunch of weird songs Too Much Indie by Violet French […]

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When a City Rises | World Premiere

Ten years in the making, When A City Rises – The People’s Story, chronicles Christchurch’s most extraordinary decade. A sequel to the award-winning and much loved When A City Falls. How have we survived, thrived, changed? Who have we become? A film by us, about us, and for us. Our untold story. Our remarkable experience. Our city.  The film […]

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Transistors | ZORZA Artist Feature

The Transistors burst on to the Ōtautahi music scene way back in 2009 with the release of their first album Shortwave, supported by high-energy shows throughout the country. They released the Flux Pentaphile EP the following year and continued to tour heavily. In 2012 the band embarked on an extensive US tour supporting Japanese legends […]

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New to playlist this week

Every week we welcome new tracks to the RDU 98.5FM playlist. Here are a few of the tunes hailing from Ōtautahi that have graced the airwaves this week. Check out the RDU Gig Guide to spot when these artists are playing live locally! Alex TZ – Keep It Slow Dose – What They Say Glass […]

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Head Full of Snakes | ZORZA Artist Feature

Head Full of Snakes is a transcendental rock-and-roll band that features a revolving line-up of local Ōtautahi musicians better known for other things. Pulled together very occasionally by ‘Shakin’ Luke Wood. Head Full of Snakes has been made up of paranoid stragglers from bands such as The Hex Waves, The Opawa 45s, Psychic Maps, and […]

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RyeChi | INTMT2

RyeChi has released the action-packed EP ‘INTMT2’. A follow up to his initial ‘The Intimate EP’, ‘INTMT2’ is a fine return to form for the Christchurch rapper. Merging traditional old school hip-hop sounds with a modern twist, RyeChi has a unique sound that refuses to be placed in a box. Produced entirely by Bailey Watson, […]

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A Bird in Hand | Christchurch Art Gallery Fundraiser

The Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation is honoured to have the opportunity to acquire Lyttelton-based artist Bill Hammond’s ‘Bone Yard Open Home’ for its permanent collection. But, they need your help! The Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū will be hosting a family-friendly fun day this Labour Day, Monday 26th October to raise the funds […]



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The Morning After

7:30amRāhina | Mon

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Every weekday between 7.30 - 9.30am catch The Morning After Ben and Josh! The perfect way to start your day right after a [...]

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G’day @ Midday

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Student radio at its core. G'day @ Midday brings you some hilarious tales and embarrassing or intense moments that every student can relate [...]

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Want to get the scoop on all things live music in Ōtautahi? Join Emily and Maddy every Monday afternoon for the full lowdown, gig guides, event reviews, [...]

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Disc Horse

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A bunch of hot takes, contrarian unpopular opinions, niche genres and batshit insane episodes of music history. If you want to hear about how Steve [...]

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Join Violet on Monday Drive for the ultimate RDU 98.5 FM variety show every Monday, 4-6pm! Each week we'll be counting down the SRN Top 10, playing [...]

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Making waves in the drum & bass scene is UK-born Maxwell ‘Monika’ Sweeney. Maxwell has been busy carving out a prolific portfolio over the past few [...]

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Tea Time

7:00pmRāhina | Mon

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Journey through the years of drum and bass. Every Monday, Tea Time will take you on a ride discovering the rich history & unique storyline that has [...]

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Roots Fire Sound

8:00pmRāhina | Mon

8:00pmRāhina | Mon

Calling all sound system enthusiasts! Join Roots Fire Sound for an exploration into the underground sound. Drawing inspiration from Jamaican sound [...]

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Froth Organics

10:00pmRāhina | Mon

10:00pmRāhina | Mon

Still not over the weekend hype? Urging for a final fist pump before the week goes full ham? Tune in to the late Monday hour to quench your thirst for UK [...]

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The Recap

11:00pmRāhina | Mon

11:00pmRāhina | Mon

Looking to discover the local underground hip hop scene that thrives in Ōtautahi and Aotearoa? The Recap is the show for you. A community hub for all [...]

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The Morning After

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7:30amRātū | Tues

Every weekday between 7.30 - 9.30am catch The Morning After Ben and Josh! The perfect way to start your day right after a [...]

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TwoMinds. Tuesday

10:00amRātū | Tues

10:00amRātū | Tues

TwoMinds. love music, and what music does! AKA bringing people together for a bloody good party, day or night. Interviews, banter, music news and [...]

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MAINZ Takeover

12:00pmRātū | Tues

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The MAINZ DJ & Electronic Music Production programme, running since 2014, has been providing a steady supply of high-quality selectors to the local scene [...]

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The State of the Art

3:00pmRātū | Tues

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The State of the Art is aimed at showcasing upcoming NZ artists! Join hosts PBNIX and Dirty Mike for an hour of 100% homegrown music. Don't miss [...]

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Tuesday Drive

4:00pmRātū | Tues

4:00pmRātū | Tues

Every Tuesday from 4 - 6pm, Rach brings you Tuesday Drive. Weekly features include a cover section, gig guide and kiwi track throwback. With only the most [...]

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Girlschool

6:00pmRātū | Tues

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Missy G rolling out the wickedest, wildest heart-pumping beats from women musicians and producers from all over the planet. New releases so hot, they've [...]

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The Observatory

7:30pmRātū | Tues

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An exploration of blues from the 1920′s through to new releases with some garage and soul thrown in for good measure. Bringing you the freshest tunes and [...]

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Flammable Material

9:00pmRātū | Tues

9:00pmRātū | Tues

Bringing you a very loose use of the term 'punk' with a selection of the best and worst music gracing the scene. Your weekly taste of local and [...]

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Cacophony

10:00pmRātū | Tues

10:00pmRātū | Tues

Cacophony has been serving Antichristchurch for over three decades, providing the very best metal from NZ and abroad. Featuring news, reviews, interviews [...]

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The Morning After

7:30amRāapa | Wed

7:30amRāapa | Wed

Every weekday between 7.30 - 9.30am catch The Morning After Ben and Josh! The perfect way to start your day right after a [...]

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Percy Radio

10:00amRāapa | Wed

10:00amRāapa | Wed

Percy Radio is an electronic music show which focuses on the sound of breaks and bass. The tempo goes from around 130 to 160, with an emphasis on genres [...]

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The Dave Cave

12:00pmRāapa | Wed

12:00pmRāapa | Wed

The Dave Cave. Coz Wednesday at 12pm is when you realise your soul-sucking job still has time on the clock. What helps keeps you fresh? New releases and [...]

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Wednesday Drive

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Purveyor of midweek hump day good times, with a focus on local and international, new and vintage indie music. You'll also find plenty of guitar-based [...]

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The Hit List | Full on Idle

6:00pmRāapa | Wed

6:00pmRāapa | Wed

Bi-weekly on RDU 98.5FM! Weekly rotating shows, bringing you nothing but the very best. Week 1 Hosted by Hat and Leon, The Hit List [...]

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Sheep Technique

7:30pmRāapa | Wed

7:30pmRāapa | Wed

The Sheep Technique will bring you the very best of new and old New Zealand alternative and indie music scene. Unreleased obscurities, modern kiwi [...]

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Droppin’ Jewelz

9:00pmRāapa | Wed

9:00pmRāapa | Wed

Droppin' Jewelz features some truly dope underground hip-hop, unheard and unknown. Respecting the art form and going back to the roots of where it all [...]

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Club Unique

10:00pmRāapa | Wed

10:00pmRāapa | Wed

Got an interest in the global underground dance music culture? Boy, we've got the show for you! Explore the underground dance and local electronic [...]

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Among The Machines

12:00amRāpare | Thurs

12:00amRāpare | Thurs

Late night radio listeners you're in for a treat. Journey on an aural exploration looking at the relationship between man and machine and how advances in [...]

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The Morning After

7:30amRāpare | Thurs

7:30amRāpare | Thurs

Every weekday between 7.30 - 9.30am catch The Morning After Ben and Josh! The perfect way to start your day right after a [...]

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Britannia

10:00amRāpare | Thurs

10:00amRāpare | Thurs

Join music lover Emma Schmanski for a look at culture, food and music in Ōtautahi and Aotearoa. Each week, Emma chats with a range of New Zealand [...]

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The CANTA BANTA Radio Show

12:00pmRāpare | Thurs

12:00pmRāpare | Thurs

The CANTA BANTA Radio Show is the radio show partner of CANTA Magazine, the official magazine of the University of Canterbury broadcasting live from [...]

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Te Ahi Top 10

3:00pmRāpare | Thurs

3:00pmRāpare | Thurs

Each week we bring you your favourite kiwi tracks as voted by you on the Te Ahi Top 10! Chosen by [...]

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The 420 Show

4:00pmRāpare | Thurs

4:00pmRāpare | Thurs

Tune in for the toughest selection of reggae, dub, funk, soul, jungle, hip hop and the freshest bass music from Aotearoa and around the world! Host [...]

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Eyes Down Radio

6:00pmRāpare | Thurs

6:00pmRāpare | Thurs

Eyes Down Sound System presents Eyes Down Radio. Known for their deadly selection of dubs from the 70s to today, Eyes Down, Akcept and Headland will take [...]

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Supafly | Radio 909

8:00pmRāpare | Thurs

8:00pmRāpare | Thurs

Bi-weekly on RDU 98.5FM! Weekly rotating shows, bringing you nothing but the very best. Week 1 The Supafly agenda is to play Funk [...]

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Dubbers Anonymous

9:30pmRāpare | Thurs

9:30pmRāpare | Thurs

Subtle Sound System presents Dubbers Anonymous, a vinyl homage to the past and future sound of dubstep. New releases, promos, test presses, local dubs [...]

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Dust Up Presents; Kickies at Yours

9:30pmRāpare | Thurs

9:30pmRāpare | Thurs

Aotearoa punks, have we got the show for you! "I can guarantee that my show is the most obnoxious show on RDU currently." - Host, Luke [...]

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Filthy Friday Froth

6:00amRāmere | Fri

6:00amRāmere | Fri

Get your FriYAY started the right way with the Filthy Friday Froth. Tune in for some exceptional shit chat, accompanied by a few filthy DNB tunes to get [...]

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The Morning After

7:30amRāmere | Fri

7:30amRāmere | Fri

Every weekday between 7.30 - 9.30am catch The Morning After Ben and Josh! The perfect way to start your day right after a [...]

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Fridays with DNA

9:30amRāmere | Fri

9:30amRāmere | Fri

A stone-ground blend of contemporary rock, indie, electronic and hip-hop tunes, from Aotearoa and around the world. Join Amanda and Darlene (and [...]

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TuneSoc Radio

12:00pmRāmere | Fri

12:00pmRāmere | Fri

This is the one and only radio show for Tunesoc, University of Canterbury's music club, broadcasting live from Haere-Roa. Join the gang as they chat about [...]

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The Friday Fix Up

2:00pmRāmere | Fri

2:00pmRāmere | Fri

The Friday Fix up is the light at the end of the tunnel. When you have been grinding all week and just need that little boost to pick you up for the [...]

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Friday Drive

4:00pmRāmere | Fri

4:00pmRāmere | Fri

Start your weekend the right way! 2 hours of new music, starting with the Homegrown Half Hour - 30mins of kiwi music brought to you by NZ on Air. Host, [...]

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ProgNosis | Rhythm Zone

6:00pmRāmere | Fri

6:00pmRāmere | Fri

Bi-weekly on RDU 98.5FM! Weekly rotating shows, bringing you nothing but the very best. Week 1 ProgNosis has a heavy focus on [...]

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Metrobeatz

8:00pmRāmere | Fri

8:00pmRāmere | Fri

Tune into MetroBeatz for all your jungle requirements. Chaotic breaks, low-end pressure and endless good vibes drawing inspiration from the cultural roots [...]

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Selectah Version

9:30pmRāmere | Fri

9:30pmRāmere | Fri

Every Friday night from 9.30 – 11pm, Dubstarr will take you on a journey from old school to new. Various genres including hip hop, dancehall, grime, [...]

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Surprise Attack

11:00pmRāmere | Fri

11:00pmRāmere | Fri

A semi-spherical surprise mix of global glottal releases and post-instrumental mentalities. Surprise Attack isn't so much the next night cut-up and [...]

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Dig For Victory

8:00amRāhoroi | Sat

8:00amRāhoroi | Sat

Influenced by sampling culture and the roots of modern dance music, host Mat Hoods has been expanding his knowledge and record collection since the [...]

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Hauswerk

10:00amRāhoroi | Sat

10:00amRāhoroi | Sat

With the modus operandi to provide the freshest in underground house sounds every Saturday morning, Hauswerk has always taken pride in taking things a [...]

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Hustle HiFi

12:00pmRāhoroi | Sat

12:00pmRāhoroi | Sat

A delicious blend of classic house, disco samples, fresh beats, techno treats and tracks fresh off the vine. Bringing you all the great club tracks and [...]

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The Demo Crew

2:00pmRāhoroi | Sat

2:00pmRāhoroi | Sat

Mostly vinyl, classic funk, reggae history, hip hop/breaks, soul jazz, extreme kitsch and upbeat/downbeat tunes mixed with the occasional guest. Join [...]

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The Green Room

4:00pmRāhoroi | Sat

4:00pmRāhoroi | Sat

100% New Zealand electronica show. Saturdays, 4 - 6pm! The Green Room showcases the best electronic new releases and classic tracks, interviews, news [...]

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Saturday Night Techno Jams

6:00pmRāhoroi | Sat

6:00pmRāhoroi | Sat

Tune in weekly for your Saturday Night Techno Fix, for a selection of melodic, deep, driving, rhythm grooves from across the globe. Join host Moad, [...]

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Bassfreaks

7:30pmRāhoroi | Sat

7:30pmRāhoroi | Sat

Kick start your Saturday evening with an education into some of the finest old school no-nonsense breakbeat flavours on offer. Focusing on the earlier [...]

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Formatics

9:00pmRāhoroi | Sat

9:00pmRāhoroi | Sat

Calling all drum and bass heads! Formatics brings you 90 minutes of the very best drum and bass the internet has to offer. Take the thought out of your [...]

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Sensei Sessions

10:30pmRāhoroi | Sat

10:30pmRāhoroi | Sat

Lovers of BASS and the quintessential gong, true surfers of the sine wave. Sensei Sessions is the show for you. Meta key and immersive flow, with toilet [...]

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Radio For Kids

7:00amRātapu | Sun

7:00amRātapu | Sun

Calling all of Christchurch's crazy children! RDUs longest-running show, Radio for Kids is specially designed to keep the kids entertained so parents can [...]

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Jazz Show

9:00amRātapu | Sun

9:00amRātapu | Sun

The Jazz show brings you... you guessed it! Your weekly fix of all things jazz. Be it old, new, weird, actual or alleged. From blue bote and bossa nova to [...]

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Soundcheck

11:00amRātapu | Sun

11:00amRātapu | Sun

Every Sunday tune in to Soundcheck for an evolving mix of psych-rock and electronica with a bent for exploring new releases and presenting equivalent [...]

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Vintage Cuts

1:00pmRātapu | Sun

1:00pmRātapu | Sun

Join us as we dust off a whole lot of old records, a few essential CDs and resurrect the odd fractured mp3 for a couple of hours of recorded music [...]

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Throwing Shapes

3:00pmRātapu | Sun

3:00pmRātapu | Sun

Throwing Shapes is the sound of a back-country road stretching into the distance; the heat shimmering off the tarmac and playing tricks with your mind. [...]

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Dubwize

4:30pmRātapu | Sun

4:30pmRātapu | Sun

The Dubwize Show is Ōtautahi's only full-spectrum reggae show and the South Island's longest-running with 20 years under the belt. Featuring the sounds of [...]

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Fostercare Radio

6:30pmRātapu | Sun

6:30pmRātapu | Sun

Calling ravers old and young. Inspired by 90s UK rave culture, pirate radio, and the very best Christchurch and NZ based DJs and producers. Jagā and Flint [...]

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Amorphous

8:30pmRātapu | Sun

8:30pmRātapu | Sun

Electronic music for the night times. Explore beat-driven and richly textured electronic tracks with host, Garth The Donkee. Amorphous. Just great [...]

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Room D

10:30pmRātapu | Sun

10:30pmRātapu | Sun

Room D will take you on a sonic journey to the outer limits! Show genres explored include expansive electronic and industrial through to apocalyptic folk [...]

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Te Ahi Top 10

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    Too Much Indie

    Violet French

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    Humans

    Keeltys

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    Waking Up

    Frayed Flag

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