Telegram services begin under new NP&T

Alston, NCD, Jan 22 – Sirocco’s national postal service has been reorganised today into a postal and telegraphy service as the Atomic Age continues its spread over the country. National Post and Telegraph (NP&T) replaced Sirocco Post at 5pm NZDT this evening with the introduction of telegram services. The reorganisation was signed into law at 3:27pm NZDT by the National Post and Telegraph Act 2013. Distributed via electronic means, NP&T has introduced the service with a flat rate of 3d (48¢) per word to anywhere around the world. Criticism levelled at the pricing scheme by Renasian leader Jacob Tierney was quickly responded to … Continue reading Telegram services begin under new NP&T

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Atomic calendar introduced in Sirocco

Alston, NCD, Dec 19 – A calendar honouring the Atomic Age has today been introduced in Sirocco for a trial run to see if it is feasible to run a dual-calendar system. The Atomic Calendar officially began on 16 July 1945, the date of the Trinity atomic test in Nevada, USA, with years being counted from this date. The calendar year runs from 16 July to 15 July the following year. The current year, 67 AE (Atomic Era), will finish on 15 July 2013. Premier Daniel Anderson said that “it is a good contribution to our very Atomic Age culture, … Continue reading Atomic calendar introduced in Sirocco

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Large harvest suggested as first foodstuffs exported

Alston, NCD, Oct 1 – The first batch of Siroccan foodstuffs has been exported to New Zealand as initial reports suggest a good harvest of fruits and vegetables this summer. An estimated four to five kilograms of lemons were picked yesterday from a tree in the Alston domain yesterday and trucked to North Alston where they were left for customers. Of the eight bags of lemons made, half were sold. The remaining lemons will be kept for later sale. Yesterday’s harvest is the first of Sirocco’s extensive agricultural sector this year. It is expected that between now and March there will … Continue reading Large harvest suggested as first foodstuffs exported

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Ministry of Finance unveils new simoleon notes

Alston, NCD, May 16 – The Ministry of Finance has shown off Sirocco’s new banknotes today, replacing Sirocco’s fifteen-month old “2011 series” notes. The banknotes were unveiled at around 4pm NZST this afternoon. The biggest change has been the demonetisation of the §500 note. Worth NZ$800, it was seen as unnecessary and cumbersome. Other changes include the recolouring of the §5 note from grey to pink, the §10 note from purple to gold, the §20 note from orange to purple, the §50 note from gold to red, the §100 note from red to green and the §200 from green to blue. The … Continue reading Ministry of Finance unveils new simoleon notes

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