David Bain's love story
Possible imminent compensation for the years he spent in prison may not be the only good news ahead for David Bain.
Talk is he is engaged to wed Liz, a primary school teacher, who is said to be already sporting a big rock on her finger.
NBR ONLINE is told Mr Bain is getting ready to tie the knot soon in Christchurch.
Mr Bain’s long-time supporter and former All Black Joe Karam was not willing to answer questions about a possible engagement today, but odds are he will be at his pal's side should there be a happy day.
Mr Karam said he had nothing to say, having made a pact since Mr Bain’s 2009 acquittal he would not be speaking on his behalf as far as Mr Bain’s personal life was concerned.
Press Gallery journalists are already chasing the story.
Meanwhile, it is up to the Cabinet to decide whether Mr Bain meets criteria for a compensation payment for the close to 13 years he spent behind bars.
A newspaper has reported the payment could be close to $2 million, based on the formula Cabinet used in a recent compensation payment for non-financial losses.
Compensation for Mr Bain has been recommended in the report of an overseas judge Ian Binnie, who the government appointed to examine Mr Bain’s application to be compensated for wrongful imprisonment.
However, it is understood Cabinet’s decision will not be straight forward because of current compensation guidelines. A decision in Mr Bain’s favour may come down to Cabinet’s discretion to pay compensation based on extraordinary circumstances.