Weir House

Office Staff

On this page:

Marie Wilson

Marie Wilson - Head of Hall

Hello to all Weir residents! We are looking forward to meeting you all and have some great things planned for your year. I have worked at Weir House now since 2008 and enjoyed each year for the different challenges that present themselves. My husband, Laurie, and I live on-site and love to be involved in all the activities. We have two children who have both recently graduated from their Universities and have begun their careers. In another life, our family lived in Seoul, South Korea and Bangkok, Thailand for six years as expats. We have family and also a property in the Wairarapa and like to get over there when there is a break from the busy life at Weir House.>


Back to top ^

Rayleen Hirini

Rayleen Hirini - Night Manager

Nga mihi nunui ki a koutou katoa, I am Rayleen Hirini (Assistant Head of Hall at Weir House) a.k.a. Ray-Ray. This is my fifth year working at Weir House and for the last four years I have been the Night Manager. My new role this year as the Assistant Head of Hall will now give me the opportunity to meet residents during the day time (exciting!), and you will find me in the front office. I am of Tuhoe, Te Ati-hau-nui-a-papa-rangi and Nga Wairiki descent and have recently completed a BA in Maori Resource Management in 2012 from Victoria University. Really looking forward to meeting you all - see you on Move-in Day!

Back to top ^


Jo Nicoll

Jo Nicoll - Night Manager

Hi all. My name is Jo Nicoll and I will be your on-site Night Manager. I am looking forward to getting to know you all. Like you, this is my first year also at Weir House but I have come from a 12-year background in security in a customer service type role. I’m also the mother of eight, ranging in age from 6 to 29 so I have a vast knowledge of young adults and am a very good listener. Don’t be shy; feel free to come have a chat with me any time in the night. You will more than likely find me in the Sky TV room watching sports in the weekends, or in the office. I look forward to keeping a watchful eye on everyone at Weir House, ensuring you’re all safe and happy!

Back to top ^


Dain Clarkin

Dain Clarkin - Finance and Administration Officer

 Hi there, my name is Dain Clarkin and I am the Finance and Administrative Officer at Weir House. My role is to help you with any financial matters throughout your stay at Weir House while also supporting the Assistant and Head of Hall. I was a resident in 2010, an RA in 2012, and now I’m back after spending the final year of my BCOM studying in Washington, D.C. I’m a motorcycle enthusiast so you’ll probably see me riding in and away most days. Looking forward to meeting you all!

Back to top ^


Matt Houston

Matt Houston - Student Support Coordinator

Hi, my name is Matt Houston and I am the Student Support Coordinator for Weir House. I’m here to support you with any wellbeing concerns which can include physical, mental, social and cultural needs or other barriers to academic success. I am an Occupational Therapist by trade and have recently joined the Student Accommodation team after working in Disability Services on campus. Being a Wellington local, I am passionate about this great city, and look forward to meeting you and supporting you to realise your goals here at Victoria University.

Back to top ^