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The beach house is relationship property, if it is not in the name of his trusts, and you therefore have a claim to a half share. The value of any mortgage on the property will affect your claim of course. You may also have a claim to the other property if you helped improve the value of the trust properties, and the mingling of assets like the beach property will help your claim. If you want to stay in the beach house it seems a sensible claim to this, and certainly this should be a start. You can place notices of claims on the properties in the meantime to protect your interests, and you will also have claims to the chattels in the home and vehicles, and to KiwiSaver. So your next step should be to lodge a claim using an experienced family lawyer, and start to negotiate a settlement. I can suggest some if you confirm your city/town. You may have more questions so please ask.
Perhaps Thames or Tauranga or even Hamilton?