National News

National News is brought to you by a partnership between Crux and RNZ News 

NZ woman Abby Hartley who fell ill in Bali dies

Sep 11, 2018

New Zealand woman Abby Hartley who has been in a coma in Bali for almost a month has died.

New Zealand mother Abby Hartley in a Bali Hospital with her children, Sophie and Toby, and husband, Richard. Photo:

Ms Hartley was admitted to hospital on 1 August while on her second honeymoon in Bali.

She had a twisted bowel and contracted a blood infection while on holiday, and fell into in a coma.

She had not disclosed the condition to her travel insurance company and it refused to pay for her care.

But a Givealittle fundraising page raised more than $237,000 to help cover her hospital bills and a Medivac flight home.

National Party leader Simon Bridges said Ms Hartley's husband told him over the weekend that she had died.

He offered his condolences to her family.

Support Crux Support Crux