Big Five Motel
Big Five Motel
Facilities, Big Five Motel in Palmerston North
Balcony/terrace, Big Five Motel in Palmerston North
Balcony/terrace, Big Five Motel in Palmerston North
Balcony/terrace, Big Five Motel in Palmerston North
Facilities, Big Five Motel in Palmerston North

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Big Five Motel

154 Park Rd West End,, West End, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 4410 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the West End part of Palmerston North, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Palmerston North Airport. This 4-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.


Sparkling clean

Front desk [24-hour]

Daily housekeeping

Golf course [on-site]

Ticket services


Bicycle rental

Pets allowed

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Golf course [on-site]

Front desk [24-hour]

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Cheaper than 98% of all properties in Palmerston North in the last 24 hoursCompared to 63 Palmerston North properties at Agoda for various dates

71 reviews

71 reviews

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Location rating score

Excellent location
Closest landmarks
Orienteering Course
440 m
Victoria Esplanade Gardens
490 m
Lido Aquatic Centre
640 m
Esplanade Scenic Railway
690 m
Pak N Save
770 m
Value for money8.6
Distance to city center1.0 Km
Location rating8.8

Rooms available at Big Five Motel

Two-Bedroom Apartment
  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed & 1 double bed...
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Standard Studio Unit
  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Luxury Studio Unit
  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed and 3 single bed...
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Deluxe Studio Unit
  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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One-Bedroom Apartment
  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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1 Bedroom unit
  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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2 Bedroom Unit
  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 single beds and 2 king be...
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        Frequently asked questions

        What kind of non-water sports and outdoor activities are accessible at Big Five Motel?

        Big Five Motel features non-water sport and outdoor activities such as bicycle rental, and golf course (within 3 km) for you to take advantage of while remaining here.

        Is car parking available at Big Five Motel?

        Big Five Motel has car park onsite free of charge for guest visitors with vehicles to choose from when staying at this property. In case the car park is full, this property also has and nearby as well. Please contact the property for more information, or log into your Agoda account and contact the property through Agoda's direct message chatbox.

        What is the typical travel time to the nearest airport from Big Five Motel?

        The average travel time to get from Big Five Motel to the airport is 15 minutes, but please bear in mind that the travel time may fluctuate based on traffic, weather conditions, and time of day.

        What points of interest are near by Big Five Motel that are in walking range?

        While lounging at Big Five Motel, kick start your getaway by exploring the closest destinations that are within walking distance to the property which include Orienteering Course and Victoria Esplanade Gardens.

        What bars are close by Big Five Motel?

        While staying at Big Five Motel, delight in your evening or night out at Mao Bar, Bar Mode, and Celtic Inn to get the most out of your nightlife.

        What was the average room rate for Big Five Motel been in the past month?

        The average room rate for Big Five Motel in the past month is 136.25 NZD, compared to city's average of 172.77 NZD.

        What payment cards are supported at Big Five Motel?

        Enjoy the flexibility of easy payment at Big Five Motel which supports up to 6, with payment card options such as Cash, MasterCard, UnionPay, Visa, and American Express.

        What is the average rating that past Families with older children have given to Big Five Motel?

        Past families with older children that have stayed at this property have given Big Five Motel an average rating of 9.4. You can look up more comprehensive customer assessments and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

        What is the typical rating that past Group travelers have given to Big Five Motel?

        Past group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Big Five Motel an average rating of 8.6. You can check out more precise customer testimonials and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

        What do local visitors think about Big Five Motel?

        Verified local travelers that have stayed at this property have given Big Five Motel an average rating of 9.0. You can look up on more in depth customer testimonials, and comments for this property down in the review section.

        More about Big Five Motel

        More about Big Five Motel

        Experience Comfort and Convenience at Big Five Motel

        Welcome to Big Five Motel, a 4-star hotel located in the heart of Palmerston North, New Zealand. With its convenient location and modern amenities, this hotel is the perfect choice for both business and leisure travelers. As you step into Big Five Motel, you will be greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere. The hotel boasts 14 well-appointed rooms that offer a comfortable and relaxing stay. Each room is tastefully decorated and equipped with all the essential amenities to ensure a pleasant experience. Check-in at Big Five Motel begins at 02:00 PM, allowing you to settle in and unwind after your journey. The friendly and attentive staff are always on hand to assist you with any requests or questions you may have. When it's time to check out, you have until 10:00 AM to bid farewell to this cozy retreat.

        Unwind and Tee Off at Big Five Motel's On-Site Golf Course

        Indulge in a golf lover's paradise at Big Five Motel, where you can unwind and tee off at the hotel's very own on-site golf course. Nestled in the picturesque surroundings of Palmerston North, New Zealand, this charming motel offers a unique opportunity to combine your love for golf with a comfortable and relaxing stay. The on-site golf course at Big Five Motel is meticulously designed to cater to both beginners and experienced players. Whether you're looking to improve your swing or simply enjoy a leisurely round of golf, this well-maintained course is perfect for all skill levels. With lush green fairways, strategically placed bunkers, and stunning views of the surrounding landscape, you'll find yourself immersed in the beauty of the game. After a satisfying day on the greens, you can unwind and share stories of your golfing adventures with fellow enthusiasts at the motel's cozy clubhouse. Enjoy a refreshing drink or a delicious meal while relishing in the camaraderie of like-minded individuals. Whether you're a seasoned golfer or a beginner, Big Five Motel's on-site golf course promises an unforgettable experience that combines relaxation, recreation, and the sheer joy of the game.

        Convenience Facilities at Big Five Motel

        At Big Five Motel in Palmerston North, New Zealand, guests can enjoy a range of convenient facilities that enhance their stay. The motel offers a laundry service, allowing guests to easily refresh their clothes during their visit. For those who prefer to have meals brought to their room, the motel also provides room service, ensuring that guests can indulge in delicious food without leaving the comfort of their accommodation. To stay connected, Wi-Fi is available in public areas of the motel, allowing guests to easily browse the internet or catch up on work. For smokers, there is a designated smoking area where they can enjoy their cigarettes without disturbing others. For guests who require professional cleaning services, the motel offers dry cleaning, ensuring that their clothes are always fresh and presentable. Luggage storage is available for those who need a secure place to store their belongings before check-in or after check-out. To ensure a clean and comfortable stay, the motel provides daily housekeeping services, ensuring that rooms are tidy and well-maintained. For guests who prefer to do their own laundry, there is also a laundromat on-site, making it convenient for guests to wash their clothes at their own pace. With these convenient facilities, Big Five Motel aims to provide a hassle-free and enjoyable experience for all its guests.

        Convenient Transport Facilities at Big Five Motel

        At Big Five Motel, we understand the importance of hassle-free transportation during your stay. That's why we offer a range of convenient transport facilities to ensure your travel needs are met. Our onsite car park provides ample space for you to park your vehicle securely, giving you peace of mind throughout your stay. Best of all, our car park is free of charge, allowing you to save on parking fees and allocate your budget towards other exciting activities in Palmerston North. In addition to our car park, we also provide a ticket service for your convenience. Whether you're looking to book a tour to explore the stunning attractions in the area or need assistance with purchasing tickets for local events, our friendly staff are here to assist you. With our ticket service, you can easily plan your itinerary and make the most of your time in Palmerston North. So, leave your transportation worries behind and enjoy a stress-free stay at Big Five Motel.

        Comfort and Convenience at Big Five Motel

        At Big Five Motel, we understand the importance of comfort and convenience during your stay. That's why our well-appointed rooms are equipped with a range of facilities to ensure a pleasant and relaxing experience. Each room at Big Five Motel features a daily newspaper delivery, allowing you to catch up on the latest news and stay informed during your stay. Whether you're here for business or leisure, having access to a hair dryer is essential, and you'll find one in every room. Start your day off right by enjoying a cup of coffee on your own private balcony or terrace, where you can take in the fresh air and scenic views. When it's time to unwind, our rooms are equipped with satellite/cable TV, offering a wide selection of channels for your entertainment. Need to store some snacks or keep your beverages chilled? No problem! Each room also includes a refrigerator, providing you with the convenience of having refreshments within easy reach. At Big Five Motel, we strive to ensure that your stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

        Delicious Dining Options at Big Five Motel

        At Big Five Motel, guests can indulge in a delightful dining experience with a range of convenient facilities available. The motel features an on-site restaurant, perfect for those who prefer to dine in a cozy and relaxed atmosphere. With a delectable menu offering a variety of dishes, guests can savor mouthwatering meals prepared by talented chefs. For those who prefer to enjoy a meal in the comfort of their own room, Big Five Motel offers convenient room service. Guests can simply order from the menu and have their delicious meal delivered right to their doorstep. Whether it's a hearty breakfast to start the day or a late-night snack, room service ensures a hassle-free dining experience. Additionally, Big Five Motel provides BBQ facilities for guests to enjoy a fun and casual dining experience. Gather with friends and family in the outdoor area, fire up the grill, and savor the flavors of a freshly cooked BBQ feast. The motel also offers a shared kitchen, allowing guests to prepare their own meals and enjoy the convenience of home-cooked food. With daily housekeeping services, guests can relax and enjoy their meals without worrying about the cleanup afterwards.

        Comfort and Variety at Big Five Motel

        At Big Five Motel, we offer a range of comfortable and spacious rooms to suit every traveler's needs. Our 1 Bedroom Unit provides a cozy and inviting space, with the option of 2 Single Beds or 1 King Bed. For larger groups or families, our 2 Bedroom Unit offers ample space and flexibility, with the choice of 3 Single Beds or 2 King Beds. If you're looking for a touch of luxury, our Deluxe Studio Unit is perfect for you. With its generous size of 24 square meters, it provides a comfortable and stylish retreat. Alternatively, our Luxury Studio Unit offers even more space at 30 square meters, and the flexibility of 3 Single Beds, 1 King Bed, or 1 Bunk Bed. Booking your stay at Big Five Motel through Agoda ensures that you not only get the best prices available, but also a hassle-free experience. With Agoda's user-friendly platform, you can easily browse through our room options, compare prices, and make your reservation in just a few clicks. So why wait? Book your stay at Big Five Motel today and enjoy a comfortable and convenient stay at the best prices possible.

        Discover the Vibrant West End in Palmerston North

        Nestled in the heart of Palmerston North, the West End is a vibrant and eclectic neighborhood that offers a unique blend of history, culture, and entertainment. With its leafy streets, charming cafes, and thriving arts scene, the West End is a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a taste of the local flavor. One of the highlights of the West End is its rich history. Take a stroll along Cuba Street, where you'll find beautifully preserved Victorian buildings that hark back to the city's early days. Stop by the Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science, and History to delve into the region's past and discover fascinating exhibits that showcase the area's cultural heritage. Food lovers will be in heaven in the West End, as the neighborhood is home to an array of trendy cafes, restaurants, and bars. From cozy brunch spots serving up delicious pancakes and freshly brewed coffee to stylish gastropubs offering craft beers and gourmet burgers, there's something to satisfy every palate. Don't miss the chance to explore the local farmers' market, where you can sample fresh produce, artisanal cheeses, and mouthwatering pastries. In the evening, the West End comes alive with its vibrant arts scene. Catch a performance at the Regent on Broadway, a beautifully restored theater that hosts a variety of shows, from musicals to ballet. For a more intimate experience, head to one of the neighborhood's independent theaters or live music venues, where you can enjoy performances by local artists and emerging talents. Whether you're a history buff, a foodie, or an art enthusiast, the West End in Palmerston North has something for everyone. Immerse yourself in the neighborhood's unique atmosphere and discover the hidden gems that make it a true gem in New Zealand's cultural landscape.

        Convenient Transportation Options from Palmerston North Airport to Big Five Motel

        Welcome to Big Five Motel, situated in the vibrant West End of Palmerston North, New Zealand. If you're arriving at Palmerston North Airport, you'll be pleased to know that reaching our motel is a breeze. Here are a few convenient transportation options to consider. 1. Taxi: Upon arrival, you can easily find taxis outside the airport terminal. Taxis are a convenient and hassle-free way to reach Big Five Motel. The journey takes approximately 10 minutes, and the friendly drivers will ensure a comfortable ride to our doorstep. 2. Shuttle Service: Another great option is to book a shuttle service in advance. Several shuttle companies operate from the airport, providing shared or private transfers to various destinations in Palmerston North. This option is ideal for larger groups or those looking for a more cost-effective transportation solution. 3. Rental Car: If you prefer the freedom and flexibility of having your own transportation, renting a car is a popular choice. Several car rental companies have counters at the airport, offering a wide range of vehicles to suit your needs. The drive to Big Five Motel takes around 15 minutes, and parking is available on-site. No matter which transportation option you choose, you'll soon find yourself at Big Five Motel, ready to enjoy your stay in Palmerston North. Our motel offers comfortable and well-appointed rooms, friendly staff, and a convenient location close to the city center. Whether you're visiting for business or leisure, Big Five Motel is the perfect base to explore all that Palmerston North has to offer.

        Discover the Vibrant Surroundings of Big Five Motel

        Nestled in the heart of Palmerston North, New Zealand, Big Five Motel offers a convenient location that allows guests to explore the vibrant surroundings and immerse themselves in the local culture. With several notable landmarks and attractions just a stone's throw away, there is no shortage of things to see and do during your stay. One of the nearby landmarks is the Lido Aquatic Centre, a popular destination for both locals and tourists alike. Whether you're looking to relax by the poolside or get your adrenaline pumping on the water slides, this family-friendly attraction offers something for everyone. Another must-visit spot is the Esplanade Scenic Railway, where you can hop aboard a charming miniature train and take a leisurely ride through the picturesque Victoria Esplanade Gardens. The lush greenery and serene atmosphere make it the perfect place for a leisurely stroll or a picnic with loved ones. For those seeking a bit of adventure, the Orienteering Course is just a short distance away. Put your navigation skills to the test as you navigate through the course, exploring the beautiful surroundings and enjoying the thrill of the challenge. And speaking of beautiful surroundings, the Victoria Esplanade Gardens are a true gem in Palmerston North. With its manicured lawns, vibrant flower beds, and tranquil ponds, this botanical oasis offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. No matter what your interests may be, the surroundings of Big Five Motel offer something for everyone. From family-friendly attractions to outdoor adventures and serene gardens, there is no shortage of experiences waiting to be discovered. So why wait? Book your stay at Big Five Motel and start exploring the vibrant surroundings today!

        A Gastronomic Delight in the Vicinity

        When it comes to dining options, Big Five Motel is surrounded by an array of fantastic restaurants. Just a short stroll away, guests can indulge in the authentic flavors of New Zealand at Jimmy Cook's Kiwi Kitchen. For those craving a juicy burger or some mouthwatering takeaways, Burger House Takeaways is the place to go. Joseph Street Kitchen offers a delightful menu featuring a fusion of international cuisines, while The Elm Cafe is perfect for a relaxing cup of coffee and a light snack. Graeme's in the Plaza is a popular choice for those looking for a hearty meal in a cozy atmosphere. La Patio Cafe & Bar offers a charming outdoor seating area, where guests can enjoy delicious food and drinks. Zoes Brasserie & Bar is a great spot for a casual dining experience, with its extensive menu and vibrant ambiance. And for those in the mood for some authentic Italian cuisine, Piccolo Italia is the place to be. With such a variety of dining options nearby, guests at Big Five Motel are spoiled for choice.

        Affordable Luxury at Big Five Motel in Palmerston North

        When it comes to finding comfortable and budget-friendly accommodation in Palmerston North, look no further than Big Five Motel. With an average price of just $95 per room, this charming motel offers exceptional value for money. Compared to the average price of a hotel room in Palmerston North, which stands at $115, Big Five Motel provides an affordable option without compromising on quality. At Big Five Motel, you can enjoy a delightful stay without breaking the bank. The well-appointed rooms are tastefully decorated and equipped with modern amenities to ensure a comfortable and relaxing experience. From cozy single rooms to spacious family suites, there is a variety of accommodation options to suit every traveler's needs and budget. With its convenient location, just a short drive from Palmerston North's city center, Big Five Motel offers the perfect base for exploring the city's attractions without the hefty price tag.

        Wonderful Stay at Big Five Motel

        Guests at Big Five Motel in Palmerston North, New Zealand have nothing but positive things to say about their experience. With its dog-friendly policy and welcoming staff, guests feel right at home from the moment they arrive. The service provided by the staff is efficient and the bathrooms are described as wonderful. The wee apartment offered at the motel is not only what guests need, but also great value for money. The facilities at Big Five Motel are lovely, and the staff goes above and beyond to ensure a pleasant stay. One guest even mentioned how Bruce, a staff member, stayed up late to meet them and had the heater on in their room. With such exceptional service, it's no wonder guests would happily stay at Big Five Motel again if they returned to the area.

        Exceptional Customer Ratings for Big Five Motel

        Big Five Motel in Palmerston North, New Zealand, has garnered exceptional customer ratings across various categories. With an impressive overall rating of 8.6, it is clear that guests have had an outstanding experience during their stay. The motel's commitment to providing excellent value for money is evident in its impressive rating of 8.5 for value. Guests appreciate the affordable rates without compromising on quality or comfort. One of the standout features of Big Five Motel is its well-maintained facilities, as reflected in its rating of 8.2. Guests have access to a range of amenities that enhance their stay, including free Wi-Fi, ample parking, and a delightful garden area. The cleanliness of the motel is also highly praised, with a rating of 8.8. Guests can expect spotless rooms and common areas, ensuring a pleasant and hygienic environment throughout their stay. The motel's prime location in Palmerston North has earned it a rating of 8.7 for its convenient and accessible setting. Situated close to the city center, guests have easy access to a variety of attractions, shopping centers, and dining options. The staff at Big Five Motel are dedicated to providing exceptional service, as demonstrated by their impressive rating of 8.9 for staff performance. Guests have consistently praised the friendly and helpful nature of the staff, who go above and beyond to ensure a memorable stay for every guest. With such outstanding customer ratings, Big Five Motel proves to be an excellent choice for travelers seeking comfort, value, and exceptional service.

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        Amenities and facilities



        Languages spoken
        • English
        • Wheelchair accessible
        Internet access
        • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
        • Internet
        • Internet services
        • Wi-Fi in public areas
        Things to do, ways to relax
        • Golf course [on-site]
        • Ticket services
        • Tours
        Cleanliness and safety
        • Breakfast in room
        • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
        Dining, drinking, and snacking
        • Alternative meal arrangement
        • BBQ facilities
        • Kitchen
        • Restaurants
        • Room service
        • Shared kitchen
        Services and conveniences
        • Daily housekeeping
        • Dry cleaning
        • Elevator
        • Facilities for disabled guests
        • Heating in public area
        • Ironing service
        • Laundromat
        • Laundry service
        • Luggage storage
        • Meeting/banquet facilities
        • Smoking area
        • Xerox/fax in business center
        For the kids
        • Babysitting service
        • Family room
        Land sports
        • Golf course (within 3 km)
        • Dog-friendly
        • Front desk [24-hour]
        • Non-smoking rooms
        • Pet-friendly [charges apply]
        • Pets allowed
        • Pets allowed for free
        Getting around
        • Car park [free of charge]
        • Car park [nearby]
        • Car park [on-site]
        Sports equipment rental
        • Bicycle rental
        Available in all rooms
        • Coffee/tea maker
        • Daily newspaper
        • Desk
        • DVD/CD player
        • Fan
        • Free bottled water
        • Hair dryer
        • Internet access – LAN
        • Internet access – wireless
        • Ironing facilities
        • Kitchenette
        • LAN Internet in room [charges apply]
        • Microwave
        • Non-smoking
        • Refrigerator
        • Satellite/cable channels
        • Wi-Fi [charges apply]


        154 Park Rd West End,, West End, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 4410


        Property policies

        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

        All children are welcome.

        Children 0-5 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
        Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
        • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

        Some helpful facts

        • Check-in from14:00
        • Check-out until10:00
        • Reception open until21:30
        Getting around
        • Distance from city center1.0 Km
        • Travel time to airport (minutes)15
        • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)NZD
        • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi feeNZD
        The property
        • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
        • Number of floors1
        • Number of rooms 14
        • Room voltage230
        • Year property opened2008
        • Most recent renovation2012

        Reviews of Big Five Motel from real guests

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        Value for money8.6
        Room comfort and quality7.3
        High score for Palmerston North
        9+ Exceptional (22)
        8-9 Excellent (5)
        7-8 Very Good (10)
        6-7 Good (2)
        <6 Below Expectation (3)
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        Showing 42 verified guest comments
        Tatyana from New Zealand
        Family with teens
        Luxury Studio Unit
        Stayed 1 night in April 2024

        Great accommodation ”

        A spacious warm room, plenty of beds for everyone, nice small but fully functional kitchen, good bathroom with an amazing pressure shower, and an attentive staff. Great location too and peaceful. Reasonable price. Thank you, we will definitely be back again!

        Reviewed April 28, 2024
        MEI from Hong Kong SAR, China
        Family with teens
        Luxury Studio Unit
        Stayed 1 night in December 2023

        Clearances ever”

        It was before check in time I called and Janni staff there let us in. I have been travelling a lot but never seen a place so clean. Shower is good I love the place definitely will come again

        Reviewed December 12, 2023
        Rajat from New Zealand
        Luxury Studio Unit
        Stayed 1 night in April 2024

        Lovely Place ”

        Loved the rooms and their Cleanliness. The staff is very friendly. The Manager/ Owner is very accommodating and is lovely to talk to. The place is right in the heart of the city so everything is just 10 min walk.

        Reviewed April 17, 2024
        Josh from New Zealand
        Solo traveler
        Standard Studio Unit
        Stayed 1 night in November 2023

        Fantastic and very accommodating ”

        Amazing hospitality, I checked in early which was accommodated exceptionally well. Friendly staff, clean and tidy. 5 stars.

        Reviewed November 06, 2023
        Anna from United States
        Standard Studio Unit
        Stayed 1 night in January 2020

        A charming rest stop”

        We enjoyed staying at Big Five Motel. The service was efficient, and the bathrooms were wonderful. I would stay there again if I returned to the area.

        Reviewed February 01, 2020
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