On today's Viewpoint NZ we're gearing up for traffic as the kids go back to school. Where are the traffic hotspots andf what can drivers do to avoid them?

The AA have researched traffic congestion around the country, and are with us later to tell us the results.

Also on today's show:

• water safety on Northland's beaches


• how bike riding is enriching the lives of children, and their families

• the famous Edendale crank-up

• improved accessibility projects around Hawea

• plus a competition for potters to make the best tea-bowl

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