Tamil Society was founded in 1989 by the following families: Dr S.S. Rajan, Dr. R. Somaskanthan, Mr. N. Sritharan, Mr. N. Suppiah, Dr. Yogasagaran, Mr. S. Balanthan, Mr. I. Casmir (Navaratnam) and Dr. S. Selvakumar.

In 1994, the society was registered as “Tamil Society Waikato Incorporated” under the Societies Act. Current membership includes about 60 families and individuals.

Membership is not restricted to Tamils and anyone interested in Tamil language and culture are welcome to apply for membership. The society caters to people living in Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions. Most of our members are immigrants from India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa and Fiji.