Folole Muliaga dying for $138

Two articles on the same story – Folole Muliaga dying just hours after her power was switched off because she owed $138 to the power company – when she was on an oxygen machine running off that power.

Interesting the two headlines – over in Australia, they lead with:

A decision by a power company to cut electricity to the home of a New Zealand woman on an oxygen machine who owed them money contributed to her death, a coroner has found.

What you might call the guts of the issue.

While here in Aotearoa, we have:

Family say legal action still option

The family of Folole Muliaga have not ruled out taking legal action against Mercury Energy and Counties Manukau Health Board after a report concluding a power cut that stopped oxygen therapy contributed to her death.

Quite a different slant.


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