AgriPeople Team

The AgriPeople team consists of professional Consultants focused on offering people solutions to businesses. AgriPeople understands the fast paced nature of the rural industry so we are continually expanding our knowledge to ensure we offer the very best advice and support to Clients when assisting them in achieving their business goals through the growth of people. As a team we strive to create lasting relationships between our Clients and Candidates and everyone we deal with.

Rebecca Noakes


Having grown up on a dairy farm in South Taranaki, Rebecca has a sound knowledge of dairy farming and understands that well established management practices and quality employees are vital for success within the Rural Sector. After completing a Bachelor of Arts Majoring in Psychology, Sociology, and Human Resources at Massey University in Palmerston North, Rebecca has worked as a Resource Consultant for a boutique recruitment agency in Wellington. Here, she was able to expand on her qualifications with practical experience in Recruitment and HR consultancy.
As well as consulting for AgriPeople, Rebecca will be assisting her partner on his family’s dairy farm in Stratford. Using her industry knowledge, combined with exceptional recruitment and Human Resource management methods, Rebecca is dedicated to creating effective and successful employment solutions for her clients. You can contact Rebecca on 027 330 2738.


Rachelle Hopkinson


Rachelle assists AgriPeople with their recruitment and administration processes, she is passionate about people and being involved in the creation of people management systems. Having recently played an integral role in the successful establishment of an agribusiness and dairy farm operation, Rachelle is excited to be able to bring this knowledge to AgriPeople Clients. Originally from a veterinary background, working in large animal veterinary practices, before becoming a Business Account Manager for a Veterinary distributors and managing the Lower North Island, Rachelle brings practical farming knowledge and people management to her role with AgriPeople. When not involved in people things, Rachelle is busy working in her art business Rachelle.SArt and raising her five children with husband Stephen.


Racquel Cleaver

BBS Management, PGDip HRM & GradDip Dispute Resolution
Consultant & Director

Racquel is the Managing Director of AgriPeople Solutions Limited based in the North Island, New Zealand. Combining her postgraduate study and experience in Human Resource Management and Dispute Resolution, with her passion to professionalise the Agri-Sector, she realised the need to provide People Management support to rural operations. Racquel strongly believes that all Employers can attract and retain great staff through satisfying the interests and needs of those employed within the business. Workload planning and creating a thriving culture, that promotes the use of practical and regular communication tools, will improve performance and increase the number of Employees retained within rural businesses. Racquel's primary focus is to grow the AgriPeople brand, collaborate with like minded Rural Professionals and potential business partners. Contact Racquel on 027 453 1450.


Monique Cleaver

BAgriComm HRM & Farm Management
Business Coordinator

Monique manages the AgriPeople business functions, taking care of payroll, accounts receivable and payable, as well as all other financial and supplier enquires, she is also responsible for building customer relationships and marketing the AgriPeople brand. Monique brings practical farming experience to her role and holds an Agri-Commerce Degree majoring in Farm Management and Human Resources through Massey University. Understanding the need to increase people capabilities and business systems within the rural sector, Monique hopes to further her career in Rural Human Resources and offer sound farm business advice. Monique also specialises in tailoring farm specific procedure manuals crucial for ensuring staff are inducted and familiar with the business specific operating systems. Monique can be contacted on 027 453 1451.