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NZ's biggest compensation cases

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 15/06/2016


* Teina Pora: $2.5 million for 21 years in prison after conviction for 1992 murder and rape of Susan Burdett was quashed

* Arthur Allan Thomas: $1m for nine years in prison after wrongful conviction over the 1970 murders of Jeanette and Harvey Crewe south of Auckland

* David Dougherty: apology and nearly $900,000 for three years' jail after acquitted for 1992 rape of Auckland schoolgirl

* Aaron Farmer: apology and $352,000 for more than two years for wrongful 2005 rape conviction in Christchurch

* David Bain: Acquitted of the 1995 killing of his Dunedin family after serving 13 years in jail. Since 2010 still awaiting compensation decision with a figure of $2m bandied about.

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