A Hamilton woman who fell ill while holidaying in Bali has died.

Abby Hartley, 41, has been in hospital since the beginning of August after becoming ill while on her second honeymoon with husband Richard.

She was rushed to ICU in the Nusa Dua hospital, where doctors eventually discovered she had a twisted bowel. She had surgery and a section of the bowel was successfully removed, but 48 hours later she suffered acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).


Doctors then put Hartley into an induced coma to stabilise her oxygen intake. Her condition deteriorated further: Hartley developed a severe infection, she had fluid on her lungs and one had collapsed. Septicemia followed.

A Give-a-Little page set up to raise money to medically evacuate her back to New Zealand after an insurance claim was denied raised $237,602 before it was closed.

A family member confirmed to Stuff that Hartley died in hospital on Sunday. She was too upset to speak further.

The family previously contacted the Government and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for help to bring Hartley home.

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters emailed the family to confirm the Government can't assist Hartley financially because she fell ill overseas.