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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 

Megan Frandi - CONSULTANT

Megan brings a diverse range of generalist HR knowledge along with Health and Safety and compliance experience to her role.  She has a background in HR management in transport, retail, sales and farming. In addition to these roles, Megan and her husband have spent 12 seasons lower order sharemilking and managing farms and this gives her the insight and ability to understand the issues arising from operating in the agricultural industry. 

Megan firmly believes in getting the fundamental practices and relationships right from the very beginning. Her down to earth, practical approach enables her to offer advice to our clients on establishing a positive working culture and addressing issues before they escalate.

021 477 121


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


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