Speaking to Radio New Zealand, Foreman's counsel, Bruce Squire QC, lashed out at the police investigation, labelling it "shoddy" and "selective".
He said police had made the "fatal flaw" that characterised many investigations of picking a particular individual and trying to fit a case around them, instead of thoroughly investigating a crime and remaining open minded until all the evidence was clear.
"They simply picked the wrong man and they should have known it long before they charged him," Mr Squire said.
Then, from here:
Napier Crown prosecutor Russell Collins declined any comment on Wednesday night after a jury acquitted Haumoana man Murray Foreman.
But he said on Thursday he was happy to comment on allegations by defence counsel Bruce Squire QC that Operation Kaweka was "shoddy" and "selective", focusing on one individual and fitting a case around him.
Mr Collins said there were 400 suspects, and it was more than 18 months before police made an arrest.
"It is totally unfair to say that it was shoddy and selective," he said. "There was a number of suspects and they were investigated thoroughly before any decision was made to charge Mr Foreman. I was surprised the criticism was levelled at the police," he said.
Couldn't have said it better myself.