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Folole MuliagaThe family of Auckland woman Folole Muliaga plan to sue both Mercury Energy and Middlemore Hospital over the mother of four’s tragic death.

Legal papers are to be filed at the Auckland High Court seeking financial redress from Mercury and the hospital regarding Mrs Muliaga’s death, which followed power being cut to her Mangere home in 2007, Fairfax media reported.

Mrs Muliaga, 45, a morbidly obese woman, was using a mains-powered oxygen machine and died three hours after a contractor to Mercury Energy disconnected her power over an unpaid bill of $168.40.

Brenden Sheehan making a political comeback? Wants to further his career off the corpse of his relative? Who knows, he has done it before but here is my take on this.

See the attached wills checklist published in the latest LawNews (Auckland District Law Society) publication.

Usually these advertisements are placed a few months after the death if the law firm does not hold a current will of the deceased client.  They are also published if someone (usually a complaining beneficiary) thinks a more recent will is held somewhere, and they might benefit from it.

It is strange to find an ad 3 years after the person has died.

My pick is that some lowlife potential beneficiary has decided the lady had no assets and therefore no will.  But if they sue the Crown and win then there will be assets.  So this ad will be to see if a will exists that might give those assets to somebody else other than the person making the enquiry (probably the person pursuing the legal action).

I could be wrong, but that’s my hunch.

I wouldn’t give them much odds on winning either. Remember this is a case where a morbidly obese woman had been refused any further medical care due to her size, was sent home to die and went about doing exactly that, with her sons strumming the guitar and singing to her instead of picking her up (ok, that’s a stretch, wheeling her wheelchair) and taking her to the neighbours for some power, or even at the very least stringing an extension power lead. I do note that though they couldn’t carry her next door for some power they had no trouble at all carrying her coffin.

It is purely coincidental that the power man fortuitously arrived to coincide with her demise. The simple facts with regards for culpability for her death lies entirely with the dead woman who fed herself to death. Harsh but true. If she hadn’t scoffed up so much that the hospital refused to give her anymore treatment then she wouldn’t have needed an oxygen machine and wouldn’t have died when the power went off.

Coincidentally there have been three city wide power outages, that I can recall,  in the time since her death and not a single person died as a result of those mishaps.

Day 12 – Katherine – Darwin via Kakadu

Slept in this morning as not an onerous day and mostly sightseeing.

We left Katherine at 0700 and drove to Kakadu National Park, stopping for a two star breakfast at Mary River Roadhouse. Our indicator of whether breakfast will be good is how many Road Trains are parked up, there were two, so we were safe.

After brekkie we headed into Kakadu. It is the dry season so not much water around and some of the places were closed to tourists. There were numerous bush fires smouldering and once I read up the little book found that they are mostly intentional.

Our first stop in Kakadu was Nourlangie Rock where there are Aboriginal Drawings and a shelter system as well as a lookout that affords stunning views across Kakadu. The rock drawings were amazing and the walk even a pensioner could do it, as many of them did. Watching American tourists slapping on insect repellent and stepping very carefully in case they wake the crocs is great laugh. There were no insects to speak of except of course for the ubiquitous flies and crocs are in the water which has signs up all around it suggesting swimming is not an optimal decision. Still some fools like to get close to the water, me I stay inside a 2 tonne motor vehicle whenever anyone mentions crocs.

The termite hills were the biggest seen so far so compulsory stop. the other compulsory stop was the bushfire roaring within 20 metres of the highway. This was way impressive, and scary as well.

The roads here are not the best we have had and a bit windy in place meaning we actually got to see the sights.

We got to Darwin at 1500.

Stats for today;

  • Fuel: 68.6l
  • Average Consumption: 11.3l/100
  • Time: 5:52
  • Distance: 602.5 km
  • Average Speed: 103.0 km/h
  • Total Distance so far: 9562.9

Skippy is "flabbergasted" at the changes in Darwin since the last time he was here 45 years ago. We drove through a place called Humpty Doo that wasn't even a tin shed then and is now a fully fledged suburb of Darwin. On the way into Darwin we stopped off at the Aviation Museum to see the B-52 and the Huey Cobra. they give Skippy fond memories of their firepower which he witnessed first hand in Vietnam. I always knew B-52's were big but I didn't know exactly how big. let me tell you, they are fucking huge. I was in the bomb bay and it was bigger than some motel rooms I've stayed in!!!

 

After that we went to the East Point Military Museum which the last time Skippy was in Darwin was actually a base. The museum includes artillery,videos, armored vehicles and photographs. This military museum displays war memorabilia, gun aiming equipment, firearms and aviation, navy and army exhibits. There is also a video showing dramatic live footage of the Japanese bombing of Darwin.

Long drive tomorrow to Tennant Creek. Need to find dinner. We check the trusty Navman and check the Points of Interest to see if there is a Steakhouse listed. There is and only 2.5km's from the Motel. We are going to try that for Dinner.