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 faces on…

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Government to introduce assistance programme

Alston, NCD, May 5 – The Siroccan Government is to launch a scheme to assist Siroccans finding it hard to make their way through the current economic climate. Announced this evening by Premier Daniel Anderson, the Commonwealth Assistance Programme aims to provide monetary and food aid to Siroccan citizens experiencing hardship in the current economic climate, especially to Siroccan citizens currently studying at tertiary institutions with limited funds. The news of the establishment of the Commonwealth Assistance Programme has been warmly received by leftist members of the micronational community. Joseph Puglisi of Tiana said that “the Communist Party of Tiana sends its…

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Board of Ministers formally dissolved, replaced by Executive

Alston, NCD, Feb 19 – Sirocco’s Board of Ministers has finally been disbanded after over a year of its famous inactivity. In its place a new “Executive” has been formed, comprised of just four ministries, compared to the Board’s eleven. Premier Anderson said a short time ago of the re-sort the following: “Sirocco can hopefully now expand culturally, geographically and politically with a more streamlined system as opposed to all the ministries we had before that quite frankly were going nowhere fast.” The dissolution of the Board was made at 6pm last night, with the Executive taking over at midnight. All of the…

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“Second Sirocco” project begins

Alston, NCD, Aug 27 – The Siroccan National Government has announced the beginning of an initiative to prepare Sirocco for major changes early next year. Dubbed the “Second Sirocco Project”, the objective is to organise many aspects of Sirocco for a possible shift in location next year. While no formal location has been confirmed, it is likely that Sirocco’s capital will move to a location somewhere in the city of Auckland. Premier Daniel Anderson today visited Auckland to begin preparation for what may be Sirocco next year. It is understood he inspected accommodation properties and began financing work, among other things, and…

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Micronationalism gains mixed responses: Premier slams ‘Subversive Dissidents’

Alston, NCD, Oct 11 – Premier Daniel Anderson today publicly announced plans for a new micronation (Sirocco) within New Zealand, which has gained mixed responses. Upon revealing plans at around 2:20pm this afternoon, Premier Anderson received numerous responses, many of which were positive, but a few that contained more than a little slander. Whilst the Premier was called “stupid” and the nation ridiculed as “a dumb idea”, more positive messages of support were given to the Premier. It is understood that most were of an inquisitive nature, asking about the details of the nation, whilst a few were wishes of support and congratulations. Anderson…

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