The Fifita family Christmas story

The Fifita family; Tim & Emma, Mia, Portia & Laila 
Having started an NZCU South Christmas Saver as a 20 year-old, Emma has been regularly contributing to her specialty Christmas savings account for over 15 years! Initially a $5 deposit per week was suffice to enable an enjoyable time come the holiday season. 16 years, a marriage and 3 beautiful daughters later and the Christmas Saver remains a staple in the Fifita family – the only change being an increase in the weekly contributions, with Christmas being understandably more expensive with 3 children! “I still love my Christmas account, I will continue doing this for many years to come and I encourage others to do the same.”

“I love that I can’t touch it until Christmas, it encourages good habits and allows me to save to have that bit extra, at a special time of the year for families.”

Like many New Zealand families, Christmas is a very special time. And with three children there is the potential for the costs of the silly season to get out of hand. “I love how I do not need to worry about where we will get money for Christmas presents because it has already been taken care of.” “I love being able to afford to buy the girls extra special presents.” The long-time member has set up other accounts with NZCU South and is a big advocate of separate savings accounts, with each serving a purpose. “It’s great to have an incentive to save – the Christmas Saver is a fantastic service that I have been a part of for over 15 years and one I will definitely continue.” 

A big thank you to Emma & her family for sharing their Christmas Saver story. The team at NZCU South wish you & your family a happy holiday season.

Take the stress out of Christmas and make it even more special.

Features of an NZCU South Christmas Saver account
• Christmas Saver money is available on the 1 November.
• Free internal transfers available.
• Earn interest on savings in Christmas Saver
• Money to spend at Christmas time.
• Peace of mind. If you have interest in opening an NZCU South Christmas Saver go to