Roshan Nauhira – The New Choice For All Mt Roskill
The Early Years
Roshan Nauhira was born in a middle class family in India. He graduated in engineering from BITS Pilani, a premier engineering university in India. He came to New Zealand in 1974 as a design engineer with Cutler Hammer with only $10 to his name. He now runs a reinforcing steel and precast concrete business employing more than 200 people from more than 10 different cultures with an annual turnover of around NZD 40 million. He has achieved this through sustained hard work and entrepreneurial spirit embedded in business ethics and morality.
In 2000, Roshan was joined by his son, Rakesh and together they expended the business ensuring a niche position in the precast market. Today Nauhria Precast is a leading supplier to the Auckland construction market winning many awards including Westpac Business Excellence Awards and Concrete Sustainability Awards.
Commitment to the community
Roshan has always been a staunch community worker and believes in giving back to the society and supporting the underprivileged.
In 1986, he donated funds and expertise to help build the Bharatiya Mandir Indian Temple and is now involved in a large project for temple expansion which will give the Indian community a social meeting place as well.
In the 1987 coup in Fiji, he was actively involved in talking to the government to help refugees achieve successful immigration to New Zealand. He also does charitable work in India in his native village Dharamkot, where he has set up a charitable 28 bedded hospital that serves around 1500 patients.
Contribution to his country
Recognizing his contribution to business and community, Roshan was awarded the Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2009. He was featured in the book “25 Prominent Indians In the World” 2010 edition and in 2011 he was bestowed a special award “Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year” Award.
Roshan has felt that the migrant community in NZ, in spite of making exceptionally strong contributions to NZ society, has not been cared for or recognized in the political system.