New Zealand man paid $10,000 to be city’s official wizard

For decades, Christchurch, New Zealand, has employed a paid, official wizard — but at age 87, current black-robed and pointy-hatted office-holder says he is now ready for a successor. Since 1998, the UK-born Ian Brackenbury has been paid $10,400 a year for “wizardry,” though he started calling himself a wizard soon after settled down in...

New Zealand man paid $10,000 to be city’s official
wizard
For decades, Christchurch, New Zealand, has employed a paid, official wizard — but at age 87, current black-robed and pointy-hatted office-holder says he is now ready for a successor. Since 1998, the UK-born Ian Brackenbury has been paid $10,400 a year for “wizardry,” though he started calling himself a wizard soon after settled down in...