Weir House

Office Staff

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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.

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Rayleen Hirini

Rayleen Hirini—Assistant Head of Hall

Nga mihi nunui ki a koutou katoa, I am Rayleen Hirini (Assistant Head of Hall at Weir House) a.k.a. Ray-Ray. I have worked at Weir House since 2009, with four years spent as the night manager.

My role as the Assistant Head of Hall gives 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!

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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!

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Fiona Matthews

Fiona Matthews—Finance and Administration Officer

Hi, my name is Fiona Matthews and I am the Finance Administrator at Weir House.

I am here to help you with any financial matters during your stay at Weir House as well as supporting the Assistant Head of Hall.

This is my first year at Weir House, so I look forward to experiencing Hall and Uni life with you!

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Mordecai Taderara

Mordecai Taderara—Student Support Coordinator

Hello, my name is Mordecai and I am the Student Support Coordinator. I am originally from Zimbabwe. I am a registered Occupational Therapist and my background is working in the mental health sector.

My role is to support students with any wellbeing concerns including personal, social, physical and mental health issues that may impact on their personal and academic success. I joined Victoria University in 2014 and I enjoy the positive and inspiring environment, and working with students to fulfil their academic aspirations.

I enjoy the cultural diversity, music and café scene of Wellington city. In my spare time I watch and play sports or do a bit of travelling around NZ.

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