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So, New Zealand Has A Government-Appointed Wizard

And his legal name is The Wizard.

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In the 1970s, he would dress up, stand on a ladder in Christchurch, and share his views with passers-by.

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The council tried to remove him many times, but then just gave up, and he became something of a tourist attraction. In 1982, he was appointed the Wizard of Christchurch.


In 1995, Christchurch held a "Wizard's Conclave" to celebrate 21 years of wizardry. (This is all true.)

The Wizard hovered over a rugby match in a helicopter while chanting a spell, which helped Canterbury win their game. Oh, he also hatched from a giant egg in the city's art gallery, and built a huge nest on top of a university tower.