is an actress and public speaker, born Alma Johnson, in 1960 she became New Zealand
's first newsreader
with her future husband, former Royal Air Force
pilot Tim Evans-Freake
. She later appeared on children's television with Chic Littlewood
, (and a variety of badly behaved puppets), before retiring to a beautifully maintained cottage on Huia Road, Titirangi
where she spent her retirement teaching speech and drama to local children at nominal rates, and assisting local stage productions.