Executive committee

NRNA NZ NCC (2021-2023)

NRNA NZ NCC- Annual General Meeting and Handover program took place Flicking Convenction Center, Three Kings, Auckland on July 31, 2021. The newly elected executive committee under the leadership of President Mr. Uddhav Adhikary took oath during the Handover Program. 

NRNA NZ NCC 2021- 2023

National Coordination Council (NCC 2021 – 2023)

President – Uddhav Adhikary(uddhavadhikary08@gmail.com)

Mr Adhikari has lived in New Zealand for more than two decades. He has held the role of President of the New Zealand Nepal Society (NZNS) for a duration of four years (2012-2016). He is also the recent Past Vice President of NRNA NZ NCC. He is the Justice of the peace for New Zealand since 2005. He is an engineer by profession and currently volunteering at Citizen advice bureau, Newlyn from 2016- till now. 

Vice-President (North Island) – Bhakta Siwahang

Mr Siwahng lives in Tauranga, New Zealand. He is originally from Bhojpur, Nepal. He has lived in New Zealand for more than a decade. He has been actively engaged in leadership roles at the Nepalese Association in Bay of Plenty New Zealand Inc. He is currently engaged in the agriculture farming business.

E: bnz20@hotmail.com

Vice-President (South Island) – Ningbar Ghising Tamang

Mr Ghising Lives on the South Island of New Zealand Winton. He has also served NRNA NZ NCC (2021-23) as an Executive Member.

E: ningbar80@yahoo.com

General Secretary - Bikash Pokhrel

Mr Pokhrel lives in Auckland New Zealand since December 2016. He is currently a Lead IT Tutor at ATC Vision College in Auckland. He has served Nepali Professionals in New Zealand (NPiNZ) as a coordinator (2019-2020). Back in Nepal, he was a Principal of an Engineering College (Aryan School of Engineering and Management) and was an elected Executive Member of the Nepal Engineers’ Association (2011-2014). He is also doing his research in the Cloud Computing adoption framework at Auckland University of Technology.

E: bikaspokhrel@gmail.com


Secretary (South Island)- Shailesh Karmacharya

Mr Karmacharya lives in Christchurch New Zealand. 
He is an engineering geologist, joined Coffey – a Tetra Tech Company, Christchurch in March 2011. He was involved with North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR) between 2017 and 2019 and based in Kaikoura. He is active with Nepali Community initiatives and helped organize various social events and gatherings for the Nepalese Society in Christchurch. He was actively involved in fundraising programs for Nepal Earthquake victims after Nepal Earthquake 2015.

E: shailesh.karmacharya@gmail.com

Website: https://karmacharyahouse.blogspot.com/

NZNS Secretary
Secretary (North Island)- Damodar Neupane

Mr Neupane lives in Newe Zealand Capital wellington since 2016. He is an experienced Support Coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Event Planning, Technical Support, Administrative Assistance, Product Specialists, and Social Work. Strong information technology professional with a Bachelor’s degree focused in Mass Communication/Media Studies from Tribhuwan University. He has been actively engaged in Nepali Community initiatives in New Zealand.

E: damodarneupane33@yahoo.com

NRNA NZ Treasurer
Treasurer- Laxman Bhattarai

Mr Bhattarai is an MBA graduate in Finance from Auckland Institute of Studies. He currently lives in Tepuke, New Zealand. He is originally from Chitwan Nepal. He is involved in finance and accounting by profession.

E: laxbhattarai8@gmail.com

Deputy Treasurer - Nar Hari Bashel (Kamal)

Mr Bashel has served NRNA NZ NCC (2019-2021) in the same role. He lives in Matamata, near Hamilton in New Zealand and he runs a dairy farm as a Manager. He is certified with, Production Management Animal Husbandary and National Certificate in Agriculture. 

E: kamalbashel@gmail.com


Bimala Pokhrel

Ms Pokhrel lives in Auckland New Zealand for more than a decade. She is actively involved in Nepali community initiatives. She has a special dedication to Nepalese culture. In Auckland, she has been very active with New Zealand Nepal Society activities.

E: pokhrelindra61@gmail.com

Bishal Gautam

Mr Gautam lives in Twizel close to the stunningly beautiful Southern Alps of New Zealand on South Island. He is a very active community volunteer and currently is an Assistant Farm Manager.

E: gbishal7@gmail.com

Bishnu Bikram Sahi

Mr Sahi is a very well known a dedicated member of our Nepali community in New Zealand. He is the famous Lakhe dancer during the Nepal festival. He is very dedicated to Nepali cultural heritage promotion. He is a retired British army and this is his consecutive second term as a Member of NRNA NZ.

E:  chandracarebb@gmail.com

Kabi Giri

Mr Giri lives in Auckland New Zealand more than a decade. He is originally from Biratnagar Nepal. Mr Giri is very active among the Nepali youth community. He is involved in Hospitality and Retails industries by profession. 

E: talk2me_kabi@yahoo.com


Mamata Khanal

Ms Mamata lives in the beautiful Wanaka city with her family. Ms Mamata came from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. She is active among Nepali community in Wanaka.

E: mamatakhanal13@gmail.com

Resham Raj Giri

Resham Raja Giri comes from Danda, Nawalparasi of Nepal. He has been in the hospitality industry. His experience includes the famous hospitality chain Radisson. Currently, he lives in Hamilton New Zealand. He is very willing to serve in any initiatives for the broader Nepali community interest.

E: reshamraj2016@gmail.com

Roshani Gyawali

Roshani Gyawali is a proud graduate of Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland. She currently resides in New Zealand and is a Cybersecurity Strategy and Governance Specialist at Fonterra. She has accumulated experiences and international exposure through residing and living in different countries and has received several grants and honoursHer research paper is published online along with several other articles in Kantipur Publications. 

E: roshanigyawali@gmail.com

Tika Ram Khaling (Rai)


Mr Khaling lives in the south of New Zealand Gore. He is very committed to Nepali community service. He has been engaged in the dairy farming sector.


Urgen Lama

Mr. Urgen is well known among Nepali youth communities and community sport and recreational activities. He is very well committed to serving the NRNA NZ and the Nepali Community in New Zealand for the next two years.

Mr Urgen was born in Ramechhap & completed his higher studies in Kathmandu Nepal. He was running a construction company for few years after his higher studies. He moved to New Zealand for better opportunities in 2015. He is living in Auckland since then. He has been working in the food chain industry for the past 5 years as a manager. He recently move to Cambridge, Waikato for a new career.

E: sabsancnb@gmail.com

ICC Member

Bal Kumar Goley

Mr Bal Kumar Goley is immediate past Vice President of NRNA NZ NCC (2019-2021). He came forward to continue contributing NRNA NZ in a slightly different role as an ICC member. He is very willing to contribute to Nepali community welfare initiatives. He has 18+ years of experience in dairy farming and is very willing to support newcomers and Nepali farmers and entrepreneurs to transfer his skills and knowledge. He is a certified Dairy Farm Manager and attended several workshops and training related to dairy farming. He came from Samakhushi, Kathmandu Nepal and currently living in Gore Soth Island of New Zealand.

E: balgoley55@gmail.com

NRNA NZ Team 2019-21

Executive Committee
PresidentMr. Lal KCBay of Plenty
Vice PresidentMr. Bal Kumar GoleSouthland
Vice PresidentMr. Uddhav Prasad AdhikaryAuckland
Vice President- WomenMs. Bhawana NepalBay of Plenty
General SecretaryMr. Daya Nidhi GautamAuckland
SecretaryMr. Narad KunwarChristchurch
SecretaryMr. Pradip RupakhetiNelson
TreasurerMr. Bipan BhandariAuckland
Deputy TreasurerMr. Kamal (Nara Hari) BaselWaikato
SpokespersonGandhip RaiTauranga
Member (Women coordinator)Ms. Anita PandeyQueenstown
MemberMr. April AryalAuckland
MemberMr. Ashok K ShresthaChristchurch
Member (Student coordinator)Mr. Babin GhimireHawkes Bay
MemberMr. Bishnu B ShahiAuckland
MemberMr. Bishnu K BasnetAuckland
MemberDr. Chandra PoudyalWaikato
MemberMr. Manoj Kumar AryalAuckland
MemberMr. Ningmar GhisingSouthland
MemberMr. Pandav Singh PakhrinCanterbury
MemberMr. Rajendra PandeyWellington
MemberMr. Sachi ThapaWanaka
MemberMr. Sumana KC ShresthaAuckland
Youth CoordinatorMr. Bishesh KhadkaAuckland
ICC MemberMr. Bishal SapkotaChristchurch
ICC MemberMr. Yam Lal (Raju) DhakalAuckland
Advisory Committee
AdvisorMr. Abhishek Raj WaibaBay of Plenty
AdvisorMr. Arun KarkiWaikato
AdvisorDr. Prakash RanjitkarAuckland
AdvisorMr. Raj MaharjanAuckland
AdvisorDr. Rajesh DhakalChristchurch
Women Forum
CoordinatorMs. Anita PandeyQueenstown
MemberMs Manju ChitrakarPalmerston North
MemberMrs Rupa AcharyaAuckland
MemberMrs Sumana KC ShresthaAuckland
MemberMs Sujata NepalAuckland
AdvisorMrs Dilu RimalAuckland
AdvisorMrs Bidya BasnetWaikato
ICC roles, departments and committees representation
MemberYam Lal (Raju) DhakalAuckland
MemberBishal SapkotaChristchurch
Honorary Council MemberMrs Bidya BasnetWaikato
Member, ICC Regulations Draft CommitteeMr Atma Ram KhanalBay of Plenty
Advisor, Health CommitteeMr Babu Raja MaharjanAuckland
Member, Nepal Library FoundationMr Chakra Bahadur ThapaQueenstown
Member, Agriculture Promotion CommitteeDr Kamal Prasad AdhikariPalmerston North
Member, Health CommitteeDr Niranjan SharmaDunedin
Member, Health CommitteeDr Nirmal RimalWaikato
Champion New Zealand, Nepal Science Foundation TrustMr Raj MaharjanAuckland
Advisor, Nepal Science Foundation TrustDr Rajesh DhakalChristchurch
Member, Social Entrepreneurship Development CommitteeMr Ram Raj OliAuckland
Member, Nepali Literature, Language, Culture and Heritage Promotion CommitteeMr Sanjay Shanti SubdiAuckland
Member, ICC Regulations Draft CommitteeDr Santosh BhandariAuckland
Member, Global Nepali Diaspora Mainstream Integration CommitteeMr. Shailesh Kumar KarmacharyaChristchurch