Black hands podcast
Martin van Beynen, in association with Stuff, has put together a ten part podcast on the Bain story. Van Beynen has covered the Bain case since 1997 and sat through the 2009 retrial. He has written a number of Op-eds in the Christchurch Press about the Bain case and has as much knowledge about the case as anyone.
DAVID BAIN'S COMPENSATION BID HAS BEEN TURNED DOWN
David Bain has failed in his application for compensation for alleged wrongful imprisonment. Justice Callinan concluded that he is not innocent beyond reasonable doubt, meaning that compensation could not be made.
However, because the Bain team intended to legally challenge the Callinan report, the Ministry had done a deal with the Bain team to provide an ex gratia payment of $925,000 in exchange for closure. Further legal action would have cost more money, and the decision to settle is driven by the desire not to spend any more money on the case.