The use of Trusts in New Zealand is a popular method for the protection of personal assets however contrary to much advertising a Trust is not suitable or practical for everyone. Similarly the law change allowing unlimited gifting does not necessarily mean that giving unlimited assets into a trust is in your best interests.
When you give your assets into a Trust then those assets are no longer yours. You need good independent advice on gifting, what type of trust might suit you, what are negatives and positives of trusts before you dive into a trust. Consult Norrie & Daughters for some independent advice.