New Zealand sacked as official government wizard after 23 years – .

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New Zealand sacked as official government wizard after 23 years – .


After 23 magical years of public service, the Magician of New Zealand’s position as official minister of the nation’s mystical realm has now been removed.

Officially known as the Sorcerer, named Ian Brackenbury Channell, the mythical 88-year-old political leader was under contract with Christchurch City Council for more than two decades, the purpose of which was to perform “acts of witchcraft and witchcraft. other sorcerer-type services. . “

Earlier this year, the council informed the wizard that his contract with Christchurch would be terminated, along with his government salary of around $ 10,000 (AUD $ 16,000) per year. The announcement came in the wake of his own statements that he was looking for a worthy successor.

The wizard of English descent was invited to public office by New Zealand Prime Minister Mike Moore in 1990. By then, he had become a symbol of spiritual freedom – and national fantasy – after defeating protests council in the late 1970s, who opposed his displays of magic.

His job was to perform “acts of witchcraft and other wizard-like services.”
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“I’m afraid your magic is not available to the whole nation,” Moore wrote in his letter to Channell, according to a Guardian report. “So I suggest that you urgently consider my suggestion to become the wizard of New Zealand, Antarctica and the relevant offshore areas … there will undoubtedly be implications in the realm of spells, blessings, curses and other supernatural questions which are beyond the competence of simple prime ministers.

His spellbinding tenure included ritualistic performances to encourage rain during a drought.

His government salary was approximately $ 10,000 (AUD $ 16,000).
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But its weird charms may not compete with the strengths of social media. Viewers bristled when the magician made a sexist joke on “New Zealand Today” claiming that women “use trickery to get thick men” – which means stupid.

“I love women, I forgive them all the time, I’ve never hit one before. Never hit a woman because she bruises too easily, that’s the first thing, and they’ll tell the neighbors and their friends… and then you’ll be in big trouble.

He said his ouster “implies that I am boring and old”.
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Christchurch spokeswoman Lynn McClelland has since said the city is taking a new direction in tourism and entertainment. She thanked him for his service and assured him that he would “be a part of forever. [Christchurch’s] the story. “

The wizard said in a statement that he believed his office was canceled because it was no longer “vibrating” with the city.

“It implies that I am boring and old, but there is no one else like me in Christchurch. “

“It’s just that they don’t like me because they’re boring old bureaucrats and everyone loves me and nobody likes them,” he said.

Ian Brackenbury Channell, born in United Kingdom
He was officially known as the Magician.
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