The new Trusts Act of 2019 came into effect on 31 January 2021. This new Act replaced the Trustee Act of 1956 that currently governs the law relating to New Zealand trusts. This update to the law will affect many Kiwis as New Zealand has one of the highest numbers of trusts per capita worldwide. Despite the high number of trusts in New Zealand, they can often be a confusing concept for anyone who has not had a legal education or experience working with trusts. In this NZ Herald article, I discuss the most important changes in the new Act.