Pic below shows it at Rangiora on 19-02-1993.
It was sold and listed to Philip H Meredith of Christchurch on 01-08-2007.
(Phil also has the Bolkow Bo208C Junior ZK-CJG).
Since about that date the Sirocco has been undergoing a major refurbishment.
Pic below at Rangiora shows serious work in progress on 17-01-2009.
Yesterday (13-06-09) it was out in the air fresh at Rangiora getting very close to flying again.
Meteorologically speaking a Sirocco (and an Auster for that matter) is a wind in the Mediterranean region. The Sirocco is a hot dusty wind which comes off Libya that becomes a cold damp and often very strong wind over Malta, Italy and Greece.