Welcome to Agency News - a Usenet News system located in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Agency News is run as a not-for-profit hobby and offers free access to text-only Usenet News.

We invite you to point your newsreader at port 119 for read-only access to all of our available hierarchies including the New Zealand nz.* newsgroups.

Un-authenticated connections can post to the agency.test, and nz.test newsgroups. Full posting access to all available hierarchies requires an authenticated login.

Contact - newsmaster {at} to obtain a username / password.

If you are looking for Agency BBS either visit via your web browser or use your ANSI friendly Telnet client (e.g. Netrunner at and point it to on port 23.

./server status

./reports + peering

./related links