Welcome to the website of the New Zealand Essential Tremor Support Group. This website has been set up to provide information and support for people effected by Essential Tremor.

Essential Tremor (ET) is a neurological disorder that causes a rhythmic shaking of the arms or other body parts, often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease. Here you can find a description of Essential Tremor and links to medical and research information.

You can also learn more about the support group and read personal stories by people effected by ET.

Contact us

NZ Essential Tremor Support Group Inc.
Postal address: PO Box 100761, North Shore, Auckland 0745
Freephone: 0508 873 667

News & Events

We have support groups at

  • Whangarei
  • Auckland
  • Hamilton
  • Tauranga
  • Palmerston North
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Dunedin

For specific details, please call our Freephone 0508 873 667 or send us an email at

Brain Day 2015

The two Brain Day events for 2014, held in Auckland and Dunedin, were a huge success.

Auckland's Brain Day 2015 will be held on 28 March at the Business School, University of Auckland (9 am to 4 pm).  This year the theme will be "Your Sense-Ational Brain".  Here we will again be able to learn more about our brain and also share with others our knowledge and experiences of Essential Tremor.

The date for Dunedin's Brain Day 2015 will be announced soon. 

For recorded lectures from Brain Day 2014 and for other neurological events, please see