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10:20 Riots rage across the United States

Tensions continue to escalate across the US with the seventh night of rioting in cities and states from the West to East Coast, as people defy curfews to demonstrate the death in police custody of George Flloyd.

Karyn Hay speaks with Dr Camille Nakhid, associate professor at AUT's School of Social Sciences and Public Policy about solidarity in New Zealand for the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Protesters in front of the burning Third Police Precinct in Minneapolis, in a third day of demonstrations over the police killing of George Floyd.

Photo: AFP

10:30 Is policing in New Zealand racist?

The Minister of Police has said there's unconscious bias but no systemic racism in the New Zealand police.

But the head of the Criminal Justice Advisory Group, Chester Borrows, says there are serious problems with the way Maori and Pasifika people are treated by police and new government legislation could make matters worse.

Former police officer and detective Tim McKinnel speaks with Karyn about his work as an investigator specialising in human rights and wrongful conviction cases.

Tim McKinnell, photographed at his offices in central Auckland

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

10:40 Turning wine-making into hand sanitiser

Grape marc is what's left after you make wine and in Marlborough there's as much as 46,000 tonnes of marc left over every year.

The MBIE COVID-19 Innovation Acceleration Fund is accelerating research and projects that support COVID responses and the Bragato Research Institute has received funding to run a pilot study turning grape marc into hand sanitiser.

The group that represents Marlborough's vineyards and wineries are getting set for a return of the tourists, now that the main road past many of their front gates is back up and running.

Photo: RNZ / Tracy Neal