Essential Tremors

Who are we?

New Zealand Essential Tremor Support Group is an organisation of about 400 members, meeting all over New Zealand with the aim of sharing ideas and hints with fellow sufferers, their caregivers and doctors. We ask for an annual donation/membership of $25 per family. We produce a members' newsletter to keep in touch with everybody. We have seminars, fundraising and surveys within the group planned for the coming year. Please contact us for details of our our next meeting or visit our website or you can email us for more information


Essential Tremor Support Group Inc
PO Box 45146 
Lower Hutt 5042

  Freephone: 0508 873 667 

  •  What is Essential Tremor?

What is Essential Tremor?

"Once known as familial tremor, benign essential tremor or hereditary tremor, essential tremor (ET) is a neurological condition that causes a rhythmic trembling of the hands, head, voice, legs or trunk. Some even feel an internal shake. It is often confused with Parkinson’s disease although eight times more common, affecting an estimated 10 million Americans alone. Because of stereotypes and a lack of awareness, many people with ET never seek medical care though many would benefit from treatment. " International Essential Tremor Foundation, USA  See more at:

The Essential Tremor Foundation, USA has a great website, that is easy to navigate, has up to date information and the latest research and informative free publications. Below are some of these 

 Publications / Brochures  New Zealand Websites
 Other New Zealand websites that maybe helpful:
Mobile and Smart Phone Assistance   International Websites

As well as mobile and smart phone assistance, check out Tremor Talk,
a blog site with lots of helpful information

International websites that may have useful information or snippets 

Make an Enquiry

Physical Address
110 Rimu Road
Kapiti Coast
Centre Hours
Monday to Friday 
9:00am to 3:00pm
Postal Address
PO Box 23
Kapiti Coast
New Zealand

Phone Number
04 298 2914