"...The life of the "happy" Hamilton toddler was abruptly curtailed on September 27, 2009, while she was staying in Morrinsville with her mother Kelly Percy, and Ms Percy's then-partner Adrian Wilson-Minimita.
It was a visit that didn't occur often for Sage.
From birth, she had been brought up by her grandmother in Hamilton, with her older brother Joey, who had also been taken off their mother, because Delia Percy didn't like the environment her daughter lived in.
"There was lots of drugs and alcohol, so I kept her [Sage] here," she said.
Occasionally her daughter - who had a third child to Mr Wilson-Minimita (now in Child, Youth and Family's care) - would take Sage for a weekend. But contact was limited.
On Friday September 18, however, Kelly Percy took Sage to stay with her for the weekend.
Mrs Percy said she didn't want the youngster to go, but her daughter was persistent.
Sage was supposed to return to Hamilton the following Tuesday but never made it."
Another child death goes unpunished - national | Stuff.co.nz
7 April 2011
"Her mother, one of four witnesses to give evidence yesterday, told the inquest how Hail-Sage had had at least four falls during the time she was in her care...
...Hail-Sage began vomiting on the Tuesday and Ms Percy said dried blood was found in her left ear but she didn't take her daughter to a doctor because of an argument she had with Mr Wilson-Minimita, who went off to play the pokies...
...They then went to a Morrinsville medical centre where they made an appointment.
But after lunch, which Hail-Sage ate, they decided against taking her to a doctor, thinking she "was better" and it was the flu or a stomach bug.
Ms Percy "got on the piss" at a friend's house that night. The following day the vomiting continued and her daughter began saying "head" as she rubbed it, looking at her mother.
Pathologist Dr Steven Stables said Hail-Sage had suffered a subdural haematoma or a traumatic injury to her brain which he said had probably occurred about a week before her death. The inquest concludes today."
Vomiting toddler had several falls, inquest told - National - NZ Herald News
22 Feb. 2012