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

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.

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.


From 1 May 2018 Agency News will be changing its domain name and path token to

Our current static IP addresses (IPv4 and IPv6) will stay the same and remain unchanged.

Please refer to the Peering Information page for updated information to use from 1 May 2018.

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