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Auckland City Council

Auckland City Council was the local government authority for Auckland City, New Zealand, from 1871 to 1 November 2010, when it and Auckland's six other city and district councils were amalgamated to form the Auckland Council. It was an elected body representing the 404,658 residents of the city, which included some of the Hauraki Gulf islands, such as Waiheke Island and Great Barrier Island, it was chaired by the Mayor of Auckland City. The councillors and the mayor of Auckland City were elected every three years. In the 2007 elections, the voter turnout was 39.4%, down from 48% in 2004 and 43% in 2001. Amongst its other functions, the city council administered more than 700 parks and reserves throughout the country, it had, amongst other things, 2214 km of footpaths, though these were in bad condition, a matter discussed in the media after the 2008 elected council chose to reduce the annual upgrade budget by NZ$39 million to $218 million and reduced the budget for new footpaths from NZ$39.5 million to $5.7 million, as part of their campaign to reduce rates increases.

Auckland City, as part of its landscaping programmes, had planted more than 103,000 trees since 2002, with about 16,000 new trees in 2008, a rate, estimated at about four times the trimming and removal rate of public and private trees. In the financial year ending June 2007, Auckland City Council had operating revenue of NZ$552 million, of which 68% came from Council rates, which were NZ$859 per ratepayer on average, it expended NZ$343 million on capital projects, of which 45% went to'transport' expenses, 19% to'property and asset management' and 17% to'open spaces and streetscapes', while 10% were spent on'stormwater and waste management'. Another 7% were spent on'arts and culture' and 2% on'zoo, recreational facilities and community development'; the operating surplus was NZ$40.3 million. In 2002 mayor John Banks announced plans to sell 1570 of its 1700 pensioner flats. A coalition called. Banks sought to sell the flats on the private market, the coalition protests included disrupting private auctions.

While the coalition was unable to prevent the sell-off, they achieved a substantial “compromise” where the flats were not sold off but instead sold to Housing New Zealand. All 1542 pensioner flats and 129 residential houses owned by Auckland City Council were sold to Housing NZ for $83million in 2002-3; the "book value" for all was $132million at the time of sale. Bassett, Michael. City of sails: the history of Auckland City Council, 1989–2010. ISBN 1927262003. Bush, Graham. Advance in order: the Auckland City Council from centenary to reorganisation, 1971-1989. Auckland City Council. ISBN 0908834039. Bush, Graham. Decently and in order: the Government of the City of Auckland, 1840-1971. Auckland City Council. ISBN 9780002111676

Hayder of Crimea

Hayder Khan Girai, Hayder was either once or twice a Khan of Crimea. He was one of the sons of the dynasty's founder Hacı I Giray, it is reported that in 1456 he rebelled against his father and occupied the throne, but this is not certain. After his father's death, for twelve years, the throne alternated between Hayder's brothers Nur Devlet and Meñli I Giray. During one of Mengli's reigns Hayder was held in honorable confinement at the Genoese fortress of Sudak. In March 1475 the nobles replaced Mengli with Hayder, he and the Shirin Bey Eminek raided the Lithuanian border. In May-December 1475 the Turks captured the Genoese ports on the south shore, they made him khan. Hayder yielded to Nur Devlet but their relations were not good. Nur Devlet proved unpopular and in the spring of 1478 the Turks released their prisoner Mengli and placed him on the throne. Hayder and Nur Devlet fled to Kiev in the Polish Kingdom. About 1479 they moved to Muscovy under protection of the grand duke Ivan III, who banished Hayder to Northern Muscovy for reasons that remain unknown.

He died about 1487 in Vologda oblast. Crimean Khanate History of Crimea List of Crimean khans Oleksa Gaivoronsky. Poveliteli Dvukh Materikov, second edition, Kiev 2010, volume I, pp 58, 63, 65, 67,74. History of Crimea

The Sea Knows

The Sea Knows is a 1961 South Korean film directed by Kim Ki-young. The film conscripted into the army, he endures cruel treatment at the hands of the Japanese soldiers, objections from the mother of his Japanese girlfriend. The film concludes with a U. S. bombing which leaves Aroun alive. Kim Wun-ha as Aroun Gong Midori as Hideko Lee Ye-chun as Mori Lee Sang-sa as Inoue Kim Jin-kyu as Nakamura Kim Seok-hun Ju Jeung-ryu as Hideko's mother Kim Seung-ho Park Am Park Nou-sik Hyeon Hae-taneun algo itda on IMDb Kim, Sung-Eun. "Hyonhaetan Knows Everything". The House of Kim Ki-young. Archived from the original on 2004-05-10. Retrieved 2008-01-24. "The Sea Knows (Hyeonhaetaneun Algo Itda". Korean Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-01-22