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Toby James
and
Kingston Robert
Grubb

Our boys have arrived!
Hadlee and I are excited to introduce
Toby James Grubb
and
Kingston Robert Grubb
born on Friday 3rd of March
Both weighing around 2.3kg (5lbs)
Everyone is doing well.

Double Congratulations.


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Charlotte
"Lottie"
Caroline Frances
McClure

Aidan and Steph McClure are absolutely delighted to announce that
a tiny PRINCESS has arrived to complete thier family!
Charlotte "Lottie" Caroline Frances McClure
arrived at 11:12pm on the 5th of August
weighing 3.05kg, length 50cm.
One crazy ride ending in a natural birth with no epidural.
“We are besotted and her big brothers have been showering her with kisses.”
xxx

Congratulations.


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Barry Raymond Watts

15/09/1940 – 05/08/2016

On August 5, 2016, peacefully at his home,
with his family in Christchurch, aged 75 years.
Dearly loved husband of Clare,
and loved father and father–in–law of Raymond & Lucero, Jacqui & William Pointer, Michaella, Malcolm, and Fiona & Vaughan Hartland, and respected friend of Melissa.
A much loved Grandad of Kamilla; Stephanie, and Callum; Robert, Alexander, and Lewis; Ciara, Ruben, and Jed.
A loved brother and brother–in–law of Ian & the late Eileen, Mary & the late Rex Hogwood, Ann, and Rob & Sharon.
A loved and respected brother–in–law of Kathleen, Sister Maria R.S.M., John & Teresa, Dick & Robbie, Rosaleen & the late Terry, Kerry & Carol, Tony (deceased) & Sybil, and Vincent & Marina.
A much loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews.
Messages to the Watts family, C/– 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. In lieu of flowers, donations to St John Ambulance would be appreciated, and may be made at the Service.
A Requiem Mass for Barry will be celebrated at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church, 106 Main South Road, Upper Riccarton, on Thursday, August 11, at 11.00am, followed by burial at the Yaldhurst Cemetery, Buchanans Road.


R.I.P.


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Racheal Anne Farrow

Rach

4th December 1961 – 2nd April 2016

Racheal Anne (Ní O’Connell) Farrow,
adored daughter of Richard and Robina O’Connell,
much loved mother and mother-in-law of Ashley & Dean, Jordan and Connor,
treasured grandmother of Cienna, Tommy, Willow and Oscar,
passed away with bravery and dignity at her home,
1/62 Dawn Parade, Miami, Queensland,
surrounded by her loving family,
on the 2nd of April, 2016.
Her funeral was held at St. Andrew’s Chapel, Robina Woods,
on Thursday the 7th of April.
Her wisdom, wit and caring nature will forever be missed
by her family and many friends,
with particular thanks to Karen Clare
whose untiring sacrafice and loving care will never be forgotten by Racheal’s forever thankful family.
Her sisters Josephine, Frances, Sarah-Jane and Mereanna, her brothers Daniel, Sean and Matthew will never again feel complete.

R.I.P.


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Keith Morton Ramsay

1940 – 2016

Husband of Ellen Anne (Ní Heffernan) Ramsay
Father and father-in-law of Christopher & El and James & Sonya,
Grandfather of Mila and Oakley (Malaysia) and Neve, Fern, and Art (Oamaru)
Passed away peacefully at Oamaru Hospital
On Thursday, March 17, 2016, aged 75 years.

R.I.P.


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Barnaby
Ngakaupai Ferris
Harema

Son of Dallas and Lucy Harema,
Grandson of Susan (Ní O’Connell) and Anthony Ferris,
Great, Great, Great, Grandson of Ned and Letty.
was born on the 23rd of February, 2016

Ténó koe i tó tama.


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Jessica Mary
McGuire
&
Hadlee Grubb


Jessica McGuire
daughter of Laurence and the late Mary McGuire
and
Hadlee Grubb
were married on Saturday the 16th of January, 2016.

Congratulations


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Zoe Eileen Beatrice
Redwood
&
Matthew Crockett


Zoe, daughter of Patricia Ní O’Connell and Christopher Redwood,
and Matthew Crockett
were married on Saturday
the 24th of October, 2015.

Congratulations


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Oscar John Reilly

Son of Ashley Farrow and Dean Reilly,
Little brother to Cienna, Tommy and Willow,
Grandson of Rachael and the late John Farrow,
Great, Great, Great, Great, Grandson of Ned and Letty.
was born on the 30th of September, 2015

Congratulations.


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Phillip O’Leary
&
Karen Cresswell


Phillip, son of Christine Ní O’Connell and Mike O’Leary,
married Karen Cresswell
on the 26th of September, 2015
in Italy, under the Tuscan Sun.

Congratulazioni


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Tiamber Kāhoki
Merihapi Rahi

Daughter of Jodene Kokiri and Boboy Rahi,
Little brother to Te Matariki and Kaiah,
Grandson of Mereanna O’Connell and Henare Kokiri,
was born on the 21st of August, 2015

Nga mihi nui me te aroha nui.


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Sean O’Connell
&
Monica Crosland


Sean, son of Joanne and Matthew James O’Connell,
and Monica Crosland
were married on Friday
the 26th of June, 2015.

Congratulations


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Rosie May Mcbride

Daughter of Archie Mcbride and Grace Evans,
Granddaughter of Josephine Lambert and Terry Mcbride,
Great, Great, Great, Great, Granddaughter of Ned and Letty.
was born on the 10th of February, 2015

Congratulations.


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James O’Connell
&
Alexis Stuart


James, son of Denise and the late Maurice O’Connell
and Alexis Stuart
were married on Saturday
the 17th of January, 2015.

Congratulations


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Robert and Ellie
Devoy

Golden Jubilee

Robert and Ellie Devoy are celebrating their Golden Jubilee having been married on the 28th of December, 1964.

Well done!


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Quade Richard O’Connell

1971 – 2014

Died in a car accident in W.A.
on the 10th of December, 2014
Father to Tane and Kaea O’Connell
Brother of Ed, Christine, Rowena and Willie
Son of Steven and Juliana
Grandson of Eddie and Catherine O’Connell of Southland.

Me te aroha tino nui atu


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Greta Waldie

First daughter of Kate O’Connell and James Waldie
Little sister to Tom and Ben
Granddaughter of Joe and Ali O’Connell
Great, Great, Great, Granddaughter of Ned and Letty.
was born on the 29th of November, 2014.

Congratulations.


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Honey Kate O’Connell

Second daughter of Nigel and Sally O’Connell
Little sister to Pearl
Granddaughter of Tony and Sybil O’Connell
Great, Great, Great, Granddaughter of Ned and Letty.
was born on the 28th of November, 2014 in Sydney.

Congratulations.


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George
William John
McClure

son of Aidan and Steph McClure
Little brother to Harry and the late twins Tilly and Tabitha
Grandson of Barry and Lynley (Ní Prendergast) McClure
Great, Great, Great, Great, Grandson of Ned and Letty
was born on the 6th of October, 2014
Steph and Baby are doing well

Congratulations


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Oscar Penn
O’Connell

Son of Dan and Emily
Grandson of Ali and Joe
Great grandson of Mick and Ceil
Great, Great, Great, Grandson of Ned and Letty
Born in London, 6th October 2014.

Congratulations


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Desmond Anthony
O’Connell

First son of Ryan and Giselle Davis O’Connell
Grandson of Sybil and the much missed Tony O’Connell
Great, Great, Great, Grandson of Ned and Letty.
was born on the 25th of August, 2014.
at 11:02pm in Chapel Hill, NC, USA.
7 pounds, 2 ounces and is 22 inches long.
Giselle and Baby are doing well.

Mazel Tov.


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Ivy Emily Alise
O’Connell

Little sister to Boston James Dixon O’Connell
Daughter of Aidan and Holly
Great, Great, Great, Great, Granddaughter of Ned and Letty.
was born on the 18th of August, 2014.
At 10:06 pm.
8 pounds 6 ounces.

Congratulations.


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John Farrow

19th May, 1948 – 4th August, 2014

Husband of
Racheal Anne (Ní O’Connell) Farrow
Much loved father of
Ashley Marie, Jordan John and Connor Albert Farrow
Treasured grandfather of
Cienna Lee Featherby and Tommy Buzan-Farrow
passed away suddenly on Monday, 4th of August, 2014.

R.I.P.


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 Jacques Jagger
Larroche

Son of Pierre and Catherine Larroche
Grandson of Michelle (Ní O’Connell) and the late Marc Larroche
Great, Great, Great, Grandson of Ned and Letty.
was born on the 29th of July, 2014.
7 pounds 10 ounces (3·45kgs).
Mum and JJ are doing well.

Félicitations.


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 Isla Rose
Kohemate Trask

Daughter of Pete McGlashan and Jessica Trask
Granddaughter of Peter and Mynetta McGlashan
Great, Great, Great, Great Granddaughter of Ned and Letty
was born on the 7th of May, 2014
7 pounds 3 ounces (3·3kg).
Mum and bubs are doing well.

Congratulations.


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Rene
‘Marc’
Larroche

27th June 1943 — 19th April 2014

Rene Marc (Captain Marc). French Merchant Navy MV, on April 19, 2014, passed away after a courageous battle at home surrounded by his family. Loved husband and friend of Michelle. Loved and respected father of Magali and Pierre & fiancée Catherine. Loved brother and brother inlaw of Guy and the late Christian Larroche. Loved uncle and great uncle of Eric and Helen, Audrey and Arnaud Larroche; Serge and Rosa, Elisa, Adrien and Marc Larroche. Special thank you to Dr. Annette Neylon and staff at the Otago Community Hospice and the district nurses for their care and support.

The sea is in his heart and he’s away to his last port.

As the family wished, a private service was held in Dunedin on Tuesday, April 22, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Otago Community Hospice would be appreciated and can be forwarded to P.O. Box 5013, Dunedin. Messages to 10 Granville Terrace, Belleknowes, Dunedin 9011.

Condoléances.


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William Hamilton
&
Anne Wilkins

Willie, son of John & Margaret Hamilton
and Anne Wilkins
were married on Saturday, the 22nd of February, 2014.

Congratulations.


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Gerrit Hermanus
‘Gary’
Valster

14th February, 2014

Much loved father and father-in-law of
Dean & Viki Valster, Todd & Cherie Valster, Deborah & Brian Robinson, Bronwyne & David Rankin, and Grant Valster
Treasured grandfather of
McCauley, Gabrielle & Maximillian, Christian & Eilee and Ella & Conner
passed away on Friday 14th February at 9:30 p.m.

His funeral will be on Wednesday, 19th February, in Wellington.

Unser Beileid.


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Quintin Anthony
Cogle

29th November 2013

17th January 2014

After he fought for over a week
in the NICU at Christchurch Women’s Hospital
Sacha and Hamish Cogle’s son
Quintin Anthony Cogle
passed away on the
17th of January, 2014.

Forever, one of us.


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Thomas Meates
and
Yasmin Iosefa

Thomas, son of Mark & Mary (Ní O’Connell) Meates, and Yasmin Iosefa were married on the 3rd of January, 2014.

Congratulations.


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Quintin Anthony
Cogle

A big welcome to
Quintin Anthony,
First child of Sacha & Hamish Cogle,
Grandson of Belinda & Tony Spivey, and Shayne Curle,
Great, Great, Great, Great grandson of Ned and Letty,
Came into the world on the 29th of December, 2013 at 9:27pm,
weighing 10lb 2oz and 55cm long.

Congatulations.


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Toby Michael
O’Connell

Son of Kieran & Emily O’Connell,
Brother of Isobel,
Grandson of Sybil and the late Tony O’Connell,
Great, Great, Great grandson of Ned and Letty
Was born at 3:45pm on the 27th of November, 2013, weighing 3·9 kg.

Congatulations.


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Tilly Caroline
&
Tabitha Frances
McClure

22nd October 2013


Aidan and Steph McClure’s twin daughters
Tilly Caroline & Tabitha Frances McClure
Sisters of Harry
Granddaughters of Barry and Lyn McClure
Great great great great granddaughters of Ned and Letty
were born as Angels on the
22th of October, 2013.

Never forgotten.


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Beth Frances
Irvine

Daughter of David & Andrea Irvine
Sister of Christian, Lucy and Adam
Weighing in at 8 pounds 11 oz
Great, Great, Great granddaughter of Ned and Letty
Was born at 11:30 am on the 3rd of October, 2013.

Congatulations.


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James Patrick
O’Connell
(Jim)
20th September, 2013

James O’Connell, eldest son of Edward (Ned) and Margaret (Ní O’Brien) O’Connell died on Friday morning, 20th September 2013, in Dunedin.
Husband of Soe and father and father-in-law of Mynnetta and Peter McGlashen of Puketapu.
Grandfather of Pete, Sara and Kayla.
Brother to Margaret White of Christchurch and the late Patricia, Brian Anthony, Edward John (Ted), Maria Louise and Gavin Dominic.

R.I.P.

Rosary 6:00pm Tuesday Sept 24th
Requiem Mass….1:00pm Wednesday Sept 25th
Both to be held at St Patricks Church
40 Macandrew Road
Sth Dunedin.


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Boston James Dixon
O’Connell

Son of Aidan & Holly O’Connell
First grandson of Daniel O’Connell and Joanne Patterson
Great, Great, Great, Great grandson of Ned and Letty
Was born on the 30th of May, 2013.

Congatulations.


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Jakobi Peter
Anderson

Son of Bronte Anderson
Grandson of Julie (Ní Perriam) Anderson.
Great, Great, Great, Great grandson of Ned and Letty.
Was born on the 4th of May, 2013.
Weighing in at 7lb 11oz

Congatulations.


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Maurice and Pauline
Prendergast

Golden Jubilee
1963 – 2013

Maurice Daniel Prendergast and Pauline Anne Ward celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on 20th April this year.
Maurice – youngest son of William and Sara (Ní O’Connell) Prendergast – and Pauline were married at the Church of The Sacred Heart in Hyde on 20th April 1963.
The marriage of Maurice’s Grandparents Michael and Ellen Prendergast (Ní Annett) on 20 March 1895 was the first marriage to be solemnised in this church (built of schist rock) following the completion of its construction in 1894. Tragically the marriage ended 20 months later when Ellen died giving birth to Maurice’s father (Willie) on 28 Dec 1896.
Sadly after serving the Catholics of Hyde for just short of 120 years the Church was this year stripped of its sacred artefacts and sold.
Thus ends an era!


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Kevin Michael
O’Connell

Son of Hayden & Mary O’Connell,
Grandson of Michael and Sharyn O’Connell,
Great, Great, Great, Great grandson of Ned and Letty,
Was born on the 15th of April, 2013.

Congratulations.


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Owen Charles
Prendergast
1938-2013

Sad to see we have lost another family member in Owen Prendergast on the 3rd April in Timaru.
The son of Sara (Ní O’Connell daughter of John and Elizabeth Brigid (Ní Fahy) O’Connell) and William Prendergast.
Brother to Frank, Dick, Mick,Tony and Maurice.
Husband of Pauline and father of Simon, Rachal and Sarah.
R.I.P.

Published in Timaru Herald on April 4, 2013

On April 3, 2013 at home, peacefully with his family, aged 75; dearly loved husband and best friend of Pauline, loved father, father-in-law and friend of Simon and Tanja, Rachel and Matt, and Sarah and Graeme, dearly loved Poppa of Abbey and Hugh.

“I’m from the mountains and I’m going home.”

A funeral service for Owen will be held at the Sacred Heart Basilica, Craigie Avenue, Timaru tomorrow (Saturday, April 6), at 11:00am, followed by interment at the Timaru Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be left at the service.


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Sacha Jane
Curle
and
Hamish Cogle

Sacha Jane, daughter of Belinda (Ní O’Connell) & Tony Spivey, and Hamish Cogle were married on the 23rd of March, 2013.

Congratulations.


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Natalie O’Connell
and
Harry Rain

Natalie, daughter of Michael & Sharyn O’Connell, and Harry Rain were married on the 16th of March, 2013.

Congratulations.


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Anthony Michael
O’Connell
(Tony)
1948 – 2013

Published in The Press on March 11, 2013.

O’CONNELL
Anthony Michael
(Tony)
On March 9, 2013 peacefully at home with his loving family.
Dearly loved husband and best friend of Sybil
Loved father and father in law of Nigel and Sally, Nick and Hitomi, Ryan and Giselle, Kieran and Emily, and Rose,
Loved Tony of his grandchildren Mia, Miki; Pearl, and Isobel.
Loved brother and brother-in-law of Kath, Marie, John and Teresa, Dick and Robbie, Rosie and Terry, Clare and Barry, Kerry and Carol, Vince and Marina, Pat and Joan, Jane and Trevor, Nan and Maurice, Richard and Paula, Guy, Simon and Evelyn, Jonathon and Dennise, and the late Bridget, and a loving uncle to all his nieces and nephews.
Messages to the O’Connell Family, c/– PO Box 263 Kaiapoi 7644. Garden flowers only please, or in Tony’s memory donations to Motor Neurone Disease Association of NZ would be appreciated and may be made at the service.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Christ the King Catholic Church, 90 Greers Road Christchurch on Wednesday, March 13 at 11:00 a.m. Followed by interment in The Yaldhurst Cemetery.
A Vigil Service will be held in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Main Street Oxford Tomorrow (Tuesday) at 7:00 p.m.

Published in The Press on April 13, 2013.

Sybil and family wish to sincerely thank everyone for their overwhelming love, kindness and support that we received during Tony’s illness and passing. The cards, telephone calls, food, flowers and visits were greatly appreciated. As many addresses are unknown please accept this as a personal acknowledgement of our appreciation.

Ní imithe uainn atá sé ach imithe romhainn
Not gone from us, but before us


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Dakotah
Josephine Elizabeth
Bolton

First daughter of Kaea O’Connell
and Regan Timothy Bolton Mourish
Granddaughter of Quade O’Connell and Rachele Godsall
Great, Great, Great, Great, Granddaughter of Ned and Letty.
was born on the 6th of January, 2013.

Congratulations.


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Anne Patricia
McGuire.
1916-2011

McGUIRE, Anne Patricia (nee O’Connell).
On October 6, 2011 at Montecillo, Dunedin, in the presence of her loving family; aged 95 years.
Dearly loved wife of the late James Murray (Jim) and cherished mother, mother-in-law and friend of Sr. Erin Mary (Louisville, USA), Laurence and the late Jan (formerly of Wanaka) and Susan, Maree and Morris Fraser (Dunedin). Dearly loved Nana and Great–Nana of Kerry and Karen, Bayleigh and James, Rachael and Brendon, Carly, Ella and Morgan Brown, Jessica and Hadlee; Timothy, Laura, and Emily Fraser.

R.I.P.

Requiem Mass will be celebrated in Holy Name Catholic Church, Great King Street, Dunedin at 1:00pm on Monday October 10 followed by interment at Green Park Cemetery. Messages to 34 Bruce Street, Belleknowes, Dunedin 9011.


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Dick and Robbie
O’Connell

Golden Jubilee

Party Shaking Party

Richard Joseph O’Connell and Robina Mary Clelland were married on 30th April, 1960 in Featherston. They celebrated their Golden Julilee on the 3rd September, 2010 so that their family could gather in Christchurch. Nearly all their brothers and sisters and all their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were gathered in one place for the night which culminated in a truly earth-shattering event at 4:35am the next morning. There were no reported injuries besides a few sore heads.

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Joan Margaret
Gildea Price.
1923-2008

On Wednesday 16 April 2008, at Mosgiel. Loved wife of Geoffrey. Sister of Malachy O’Connell (Blenheim), Claire Black (Wellington), Niall O’Connell (Napier), and the late Maurice, Richard, Sarah, Mary, Katherine, Patricia and Edmund. R.I.P.

Funeral Arrangements: Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Parish Church, Church Street, Mosgiel on Saturday 19 April at 10:00am followed by interment in the Hyde Cemetery. Rosary will be held in the Church on Friday 18 April at 7:00pm. Funeral Director: Campbell and Sons Funeral Services FDANZ Griefcare. Final Resting Place: Hyde Cemetery. Mosgiel


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