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Head Office

303 Alexandra Street, Te Awamutu
+64 7 870 4901
Postal Address: No8HR PO Box 502, Te Awamutu 3840

+64 3 366 0009

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With current farming interests and a background in corporate management, sales and marketing, Toni is well positioned to understand client perspectives and lead the No8HR team.  Her experience in large-scale global businesses as well as the not for profit and small industry sectors, combined with the reality of running a farm in New Zealand, means Toni understands what it takes when it comes to making a business work, whatever the scale.

Her HR and Marketing degree from Waikato University has been an invaluable foundation to her work at No8HR along with her strong links to the agribusiness and farming sectors.

027 599 8909      


Debs is a well-respected, business-focussed professional experience in private and public sector environments across primary sector and general business.  She is recognised for her intuitive interpersonal skills and expertise delivering practical and strategy-based Human Resources (HR) and Health and Safety (H&S) solutions to improve staff engagement, company culture and business performance.

Debs holds a post grad diploma in HR Management from Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK, who are recognised as a centre of excellence for HR education.  Her passion for developing people and leaders; her professional expertise using an engaging leadership style; and her ability to ask the hard questions are the qualities that set her apart and ensure a results-driven strategic approach to people, culture and safety solutions for clients.

021 190 5063 

Shelley Holmes - CONSULTANT

If you’re speaking to Shelley you’ll know it…her customer focus and personality shine like becons.  It’s therefore  not surprising that Shelley is part of our super ‘customer-centric’ recruitment team, specialising in helping employers get their brand message, as well as their vacancy, to the right applicants.

With business, administration and contract management experience under her belt and a strong need to ‘get things right’ Shelley’s passion for helping people is at the centre of everything she does.    Her past work experience includes the  building, banking, hospitality and insurance as well as the dairy and agribusiness sector.

With business and management qualifications backing up her tenancity to keep going until she gets the best result for the client, you can’t afford not to talk to Shelley it you’re looking for your next team member.

021 247 2673


Meg comes from a working background in team building, predominantly in the events sector. With wide experience of co-ordinating and training roles in the social sector  Meg is passionate about developing and realising the potential of a work force and continues to be committed to this goal for No8HR clients. 

Highly experienced in taking responsibility for the successful delivery of a project, Meg is adaptable and flexible in meeting and exceeding the needs of clients.

In the recruitment space, Meg’s people skills are invaluable when engaging with both employer and applicant providing flexible, speedy and friendly service.  Her natural ability to put people at ease allows her to gain insights and understanding crucial to getting the right outcome 

021 544 712


With a background in both public and private sectors Paula can easily relate to the problems faced by businesses in ensuring they meet their obligations to their teams.   From advice on what to pay, when, managing tricky payroll questions and how to translate Wages Act legislation into understandable actions, Paula has it covered.

Paula's career has spanned local government, construction and professional services industries and in her spare time she and her husband  run a successful (and award winning) building business and have interests in dairy farms in Australia.

07 870 4901

Suzanne Wood - CONSULTANT

This exciting new role for our business is what attracted Suzanne to the No8HR team.  As our Career Consultant Suzanne gets to do what interests her most….helping people find great jobs.   She comes from a dairy farming background so is ideally placed to know what it’s like to find a great employer, as well as being an employer herself alongside husband Greg as Contract Milkers in the Waikato.

Supporting her on-farm experience is Suzanne’s professional off-farm training:  She graduated with a BSc Hons Agri in Food Marketing and Business Studies from Harper Adams University in Shropshire, UK and went on from there to work in insurance in the rural and commercial sectors.  

She and her husband immigrated to New Zealand in 2011 and up until joining the No8HR team Suzanne worked for the retail agents of a milking shed system business.

Suzanne is passionate about her role as Career Consultant and her own on farm experiences in both sides of the recruitment process gives her an ideal prospective for this role.  

021 477 121


Scott joined the No8HR team after graduating with a Diploma in Small Business Management and International Tourism. With a number of customer-facing roles under his belt in businesses ranging from large retail to small not for profits, Scott is always looking for ways to improve things for clients.

As a Gen Z (or Generation Z or iGeneration or Post-Millenial - take your pick) Scott brings this perspective to our work and contributes new ways of thinking and working for both ourselves and our clients, ensuring we all benefit from the kind of diversity that will make us successful into the future.

021 477 605

Lee Astridge - FOUNDER

Lee is one of the founders of No8HR.  She keeps oversight of the technical delivery aspects of business performance and supports the team with strategic advice.

Her extensive international HR, leadership and people development experience has spanned a range of roles from senior leadership, governance, operational board and management, to technical specialist and advisor.  Lee is a Chartered Member of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand and has built a strong reputation nationally for both her professional expertise and her abilities as a motivational speaker and facilitator.  

021 544 020