Expanding New Zealand VLBI capability and the 30m dish
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We describe our current VLBI activities with the 12m dish; but also with the conversion of a former 100-foot (30-m) telecommunication antenna in New Zealand into a radio telescope show the future capabilities. Provide a brief of the specifications of the 30m and describe the telescope control system, telescope networking for VLBI, and telescope maintenance. Plans for RF, front-end and back-end developments based on radio astronomical and VLBI priorities will be outlined.