Native Affairs - Cheers!

From the side line to the front stage, cheerleading has gone from girls with pompoms to kids performing gravity defying flips and tumbles.

With the sport of cheerleading a contender for the Olympics our own Kiwi teams could be up for gold after claiming victory at the prestigious World Cheerleading Championships in America last month. 

As Billie Jo Hohepa-Ropiha found it's all thanks to one hardworking Tongan wahine.