Cuisine: International, New Zealand, Share Plates
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30

What could be better than whiling away the afternoon on Basalt’s rooftop deck, Monteith's beer in hand?

This sun-drenched gem in Howick Village is a real local’s bar, with a home from home feel and a regular line up of live music.

An excellent place for families or groups of mates, Basalt’s creative menu features all your pub favourites. Tuck into delicious sharing nibbles, mouthwatering meats, local seafood including green lipped mussels and hearty salads.

Feeling adventurous? Take your tastebuds on a journey of discovery with the ‘dragon babies’ menu, a selection of oriental-inspired small plates such as shiitake mushroom gyoza and popcorn prawns.

When it comes to drinks, you’re spoilt for choice. The entire range of Monteith’s beers are available, as are an excellent selection of Kiwi wines and killer cocktails.

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Basalt
127 Picton Street
Auckland 2014

Open Hours:
Monday - Friday 12pm - late
Saturday 10am - late

Phone: 09 533 0081
Website: joylab.co.nz/basalt

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Basalt
Location: Howick
Cuisine: International, New Zealand, Share Plates
Mains: $15 - $30
Accepts:   Basalt accepts American Express

Reviews

As always, excellent food and excellent service.
The crumbed chicken burger was huge and the Dragon bites are perfect for sharing.

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Jane Zhan

Amazing food.

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seems a bit daft to go to a restaurant & all order fish & chips, but it was one of those kind of nights. And thoroughly enjoyable! (We had some pork belly bites as starter...well worth ordering!)

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Sam Brien

Unreal dinner! Been a number of times already and will be back for sure. Fish and chips, Calamari Salad, Prawn and Ginger dumplings and Karage Chicken all bang on and can highly recommend. Wash it all down with a $20 jug and it hits the BULLSEEYYEEEH

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Hadn't been here a while, and the menu this time was way better.

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Rhapsody Gear-Looker

Loved the food here, staff were so good they took care of us the whole time. The place is quite busy too which was a good sign for us. They have a good range of food on the menu and the prices are really good. The food came out at a decent time and the portions are decent

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Thanks for a lovely meal!

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Rex Perrin

Great food and service

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Lisa Gouws

Great food, and good friendly service.

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Jason Zeng

Excellent food and service.

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Basalt Howick did a lovely meal for us atmosphere was great! Service was great!! Meal was awesome.

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Suzanne Heward

Great tasty food and very good service. Amazing salad and fish was beautifully cooked. Will definitely be back.

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Sally Finlayson

Wonderful food and service.Will be back.

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Food and the portions were great and the staff were very friendly :) very satisfied!

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We enjoyed the food and the place. It was a very good experience for all of us.

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Susan Adams

What a lovely evening. Great service, great food, and we even splurged and got desert! Very happy teenagers, and adults alike. Not an issue eating earlier in the evening, as it leaves the rest of the evening free to enjoy daylight savings. Will be a repeat customer for sure.

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Lovely place, great food and service we very good.

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They seated us in a warm part of the restaurant on an awful night...really nice setting and atmosphere...food and service was amazing...will be going back for sure!

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Allison Barkhuizen

Great atmosphere and food.

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Nadia Niao

The Chic salad was one of the best salads I've ever had. Great Customer service! Hubby & I will be back

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We enjoyed our evening at Basalt. The staff were attentive & friendly. We ordered the sirloin steak, pork ribs & lamb chops. Servings were generous so we couldn't find room for dessert ! Overall a great dinner.

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Debs Nathan

We had an enjoyable visit at Basalt! A Saturday lunch with my son and Mum. My six year old was well catered for with a great selection of kids foods and coloring and an activity book to keep him occupied! We started with the prawn and ginger dumplings - they were amazing! My son loves his dumplings and they went down a treat! He ordered the chicken burger from the kids menu, my mum the chicken burger from the adults menu and I got an egg benny! Everything was delicious, well presented, perfectly cooked, fresh and timely! We'll definitely be back! Thanks for having us!

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Rita Shields

Nice and cosy place. The food is always tasty and good proportions.

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Neil Inns

The team at Basalt are welcoming and simply fun to be around. This is the second time we've used First Table for our booking at Basalt and both visits have been great. They are responsive, the drink and food selection caters for the whole family and is delivered in just the right amount of time. The ribs are plentiful & tasty. The prawn & ginger dumplings are the BEST we've ever had & they even made my wife's burger into a Keto friendly one with lettuce wraps rather than bread. Nothing is too much trouble. We'll be back!

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Always like coming here. Friendly and efficient service Mussels and the chocolate torte are to die for.

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Adeli Teixeira

Great experience and delicious food. We will definitely come back.

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Great restaurant with great food.
The scallops starter was delicious and the beef cheeks main was divine.
The lamb was good but not the best we've ever had but still delicious but a great sized portion. We would definitely return.

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Benny Thomas

Very nice meal and atmosphere.

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Lovely food and great service! Highly recommended A++

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Olivia Walker

Great food. Lovely service. Will definitely go again soon!

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Food was really good... steamed mussels were sold out but enjoyed the squid and scallops thoroughly! Love the asian flavours and crispy noodles. Lamb shank and steak was ok.

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Lincoln Cobham

Great food, great vibe, great service, cheers!

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Glennys Smith

Our meals were well presented & the waitresses were very attentive to refilling our drinks. We were very surprised with the brussel sprouts that were part of the scallop dish. All three of us don’t really like brussel sprouts but they were amazing!

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David Bunn

Really, really nice food. The ribs were sticky and well cooked without being dry, definitely some of the nicest ribs I've had lately. The curried beef cheek was also surprisingly tasty. Would absolutely recommend.

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Staff were friendly and knowledgeable, food was great well prepared and well seasoned. Will definitely be back.

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Yum yum yum. This place has the yummiest food. The service is fantastic with very attentive staff.

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We had a lovely time dining here. Food was good but the service even better!!

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Carolyn Denton

Quick lunch before movies. Food was great , staff were friendly and helpful.

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Great tasting food, loved the menu, staff were super helpful and portion size was perfect

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Spacious dining area with good fireplace. Food was very well presented and cooked to expectations. Good selection range. Quite filling and decent size portions. Highly recommended.

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Claudia Burke

Great food and great vibe . Food came quickly and was well cooked too

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Super fun place to eat at! Food looked and tasted amazing and the staff were lovely

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Absolutely wonderful! We had a great meal and time. The chocolate cake was delicious.

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Fantastic atmosphere. Fantastic food. Highly recommended.

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Bobbie Ngauma

Super impressed by Basalt, service was super friendly and attentive, we were dining with a 5yr old and they brought out an activity book and crayons straight away which kept her entertained which was much appreciated lol - the food came out pretty fast once ordered and was super tasty and good sized portions - highly recommended AAA+++

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We arrived a little early but were seated right away. Food came quickly, mango smoothie was a bit slow to come out but was delicious so worth the wait. The beer battered chips were great as was the salt & pepper squid. Hubby enjoyed the beef cheek. Another consistently good Basalt experience.

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We made a last minute decision to head out for Sunday brunch and stopped in at Basalt. Rob and his team were excellent hosts. The food was well priced and our kids loved their special kids brunch menu. The roof top bar looks great for our next visit.

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Scallops amazing, squid delicious and bao buns yum! Torte finished off the meal perfectly. Staff friendly and very attentive. Loved this place and look forward to our next visit.

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Jenny Chandler

This was our first time booking via First Table and we had a great dining experience. The menu selection at Basalt had something for everyone, the seared scallops were excellent and so was the slow cooked beef cheek. Generous meal sizes and a great atmosphere.

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Our dining experience at Basalt was one to remember for all the right reasons! The food was tasty and cooked perfect! The customer service was spectacular and we felt like were really well taken care of. Will definitely be back!

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What a lovely meal I had at Basalt. The baked Camembert with honeyed nuts was to die for. I had Madras Beef Cheek as a main. I chose the small serving which was a perfect size and it was delicious. Lovely staff. What more can I say. I have recommended Basalt to three people since dinner last night. Fantastic. I will be back thank you Basalt

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Great atmosphere, attentive staff. Would recommend the pork belly bites and karaage chicken!

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Helen Rollo

Everyone in our group had a great dining experience at Basalt. Wait staff were very attentive and friendly. The steaks were cooked as requested and the pasta meal was delicious! Thanks!

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Highly recommend! The food is fantastic and the staff are amazing! Really enjoyed my meal and the service

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Rachel Bray

Great new menu, fabulous place to dine!

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Rachel Seow

I really enjoyed my meal, great service attentive staff. And food was lovely scallops as an entree and corn fritters large in size very fulling. Will definitely go back!

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Damon Ritai

Great breakfast out with the family. Prompt service and delicious food. Highly recommended thanks Basalt
team.

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Rhiannon Smith

Great customer service to begin with..we ordered a lamb shank meal and pan fried fish with salad... absolutely delicious.

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Jess Monkley

Delicious food, yummy cocktails, fab service, and a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. Basalt ticks all of the boxes for a midweek meal with friends. We will see you again soon!

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Excellent venue. Very friendly staff. Excellent food and service. Beyond our expectations. Will go there again.

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As always, excellent food and excellent service.
The crumbed chicken burger was huge and the Dragon bites are perfect for sharing.

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Jane Zhan

Amazing food.

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Brilliant food as well as service. Will go back there again

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Natasha TC

Thank you!

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seems a bit daft to go to a restaurant & all order fish & chips, but it was one of those kind of nights. And thoroughly enjoyable! (We had some pork belly bites as starter...well worth ordering!)

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Delicious food, nicely presented. And really lovely staff. We enjoyed our meal, thanks!

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We will be using First Table again and highly recommend Basalt. Friendly staff and the food was superb. Can't wait to go back!

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Sam Brien

Unreal dinner! Been a number of times already and will be back for sure. Fish and chips, Calamari Salad, Prawn and Ginger dumplings and Karage Chicken all bang on and can highly recommend. Wash it all down with a $20 jug and it hits the BULLSEEYYEEEH

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Hadn't been here a while, and the menu this time was way better.

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Rhapsody Gear-Looker

Loved the food here, staff were so good they took care of us the whole time. The place is quite busy too which was a good sign for us. They have a good range of food on the menu and the prices are really good. The food came out at a decent time and the portions are decent

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Thanks for a lovely meal!

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Rex Perrin

Great food and service

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Lisa Gouws

Great food, and good friendly service.

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Jason Zeng

Excellent food and service.

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Basalt Howick did a lovely meal for us atmosphere was great! Service was great!! Meal was awesome.

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Suzanne Heward

Great tasty food and very good service. Amazing salad and fish was beautifully cooked. Will definitely be back.

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Sally Finlayson

Wonderful food and service.Will be back.

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Diamond Halaifonua

Came here a 2nd time & again the service was fantastic and food was great. The portion size of the ribs are impressive.
We will be back a 3rd time

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Food and the portions were great and the staff were very friendly :) very satisfied!

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We enjoyed the food and the place. It was a very good experience for all of us.

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Susan Adams

What a lovely evening. Great service, great food, and we even splurged and got desert! Very happy teenagers, and adults alike. Not an issue eating earlier in the evening, as it leaves the rest of the evening free to enjoy daylight savings. Will be a repeat customer for sure.

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I haven't been here for a while. Menu changed. But portion of the food is still generous and good

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Lovely place, great food and service we very good.

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They seated us in a warm part of the restaurant on an awful night...really nice setting and atmosphere...food and service was amazing...will be going back for sure!

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The service and the entrees were great but these were let down by the mains. I would suggest ordering a bunch of starters and dungeons babies (Asian starters) then skip the mains altogether. Unfortunately we probably won’t go back.

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Allison Barkhuizen

Great atmosphere and food.

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Nadia Niao

The Chic salad was one of the best salads I've ever had. Great Customer service! Hubby & I will be back

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Delicious food at amazing price (after First Table discount).

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We enjoyed our evening at Basalt. The staff were attentive & friendly. We ordered the sirloin steak, pork ribs & lamb chops. Servings were generous so we couldn't find room for dessert ! Overall a great dinner.

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Debs Nathan

We had an enjoyable visit at Basalt! A Saturday lunch with my son and Mum. My six year old was well catered for with a great selection of kids foods and coloring and an activity book to keep him occupied! We started with the prawn and ginger dumplings - they were amazing! My son loves his dumplings and they went down a treat! He ordered the chicken burger from the kids menu, my mum the chicken burger from the adults menu and I got an egg benny! Everything was delicious, well presented, perfectly cooked, fresh and timely! We'll definitely be back! Thanks for having us!

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Samantha Chan

exellent services

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Rita Shields

Nice and cosy place. The food is always tasty and good proportions.

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Steph Beckett

Thanks

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Neil Inns

The team at Basalt are welcoming and simply fun to be around. This is the second time we've used First Table for our booking at Basalt and both visits have been great. They are responsive, the drink and food selection caters for the whole family and is delivered in just the right amount of time. The ribs are plentiful & tasty. The prawn & ginger dumplings are the BEST we've ever had & they even made my wife's burger into a Keto friendly one with lettuce wraps rather than bread. Nothing is too much trouble. We'll be back!

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Always like coming here. Friendly and efficient service Mussels and the chocolate torte are to die for.

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Adeli Teixeira

Great experience and delicious food. We will definitely come back.

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Great restaurant with great food.
The scallops starter was delicious and the beef cheeks main was divine.
The lamb was good but not the best we've ever had but still delicious but a great sized portion. We would definitely return.

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Benny Thomas

Very nice meal and atmosphere.

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Lovely food and great service! Highly recommended A++

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Olivia Walker

Great food. Lovely service. Will definitely go again soon!

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Food was really good... steamed mussels were sold out but enjoyed the squid and scallops thoroughly! Love the asian flavours and crispy noodles. Lamb shank and steak was ok.

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Lincoln Cobham

Great food, great vibe, great service, cheers!

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Beef cheek was delish but pasta a massive let down

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Glennys Smith

Our meals were well presented & the waitresses were very attentive to refilling our drinks. We were very surprised with the brussel sprouts that were part of the scallop dish. All three of us don’t really like brussel sprouts but they were amazing!

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David Bunn

Really, really nice food. The ribs were sticky and well cooked without being dry, definitely some of the nicest ribs I've had lately. The curried beef cheek was also surprisingly tasty. Would absolutely recommend.

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Staff were friendly and knowledgeable, food was great well prepared and well seasoned. Will definitely be back.

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Yum yum yum. This place has the yummiest food. The service is fantastic with very attentive staff.

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We had a lovely time dining here. Food was good but the service even better!!

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Lennaine Pieterse

Was great!

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