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The Wizard

Cathedral Square, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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Update on the Wizard

We saw the Wizard 13 years ago when he lectured in front of the Christchurch Cathedral. He had a... read more

Reviewed February 21, 2017
TopsideMI
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
Wizard in square

Great to sit and listen to in the shade of a warmish day. Good to see him back. He had one of his... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2015
Robert454
,
Sydney
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Feb 21, 2017
“Update on the Wizard”
Aug 16, 2015
“Wizard in square”
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Cathedral Square, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 21, 2017

We saw the Wizard 13 years ago when he lectured in front of the Christchurch Cathedral. He had a VW Beetle that was "chopped" and made to look like it had 2 front ends. We returned this past week and since the earthquake he no...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great to sit and listen to in the shade of a warmish day. Good to see him back. He had one of his apprentices with him

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Reviewed March 16, 2015

After being bannished from The City for years we met THE WIZARD on his first day back.!! (On The Tram to central square where the annual Buskers week was being held. ) An amazing character who should be mayor Auckland !!

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Reviewed November 14, 2014

The popular Wizard is mostly found in New Regent Street, Christchurch, most days from late morning. His tall pointed wizard cap is a giveaway. Also look out for the junior wizard, or the Wizard's apprentice. New Regent Street is on the city tram line.

1  Thank Bikingroy
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Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were on board the tram as tourists when the Wizard and an entourage suddenly stepped on as well. He was with three other quite young wizards who he said were in training.Fascinating to see such a quirky character on a tram! He is well...More

2  Thank gullysue
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Reviewed August 16, 2014

Ian has retired and is rarely seen. He comes out to various shows, but I think now lives in Dunedin.

1  Thank PamAbsolum
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

He is part of Christchurch hope he gets back to doing what he used to do as he is excellent great for tourists

4  Thank Yvonne H
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

Heard Ian speak at opening of 2012 Film Festival. Knowledgeable and articulate and well into his post-prime, it was great to hear him talk about his early years promoting film in Perth. Visitors cannot 'go to hear' him speak, as he is retired and attends...More

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Reviewed June 10, 2012

The wizard used to be a tour de force in Christchurch. he then had some controversial years, seemed out of step with the community and sensibly retired. The recent earthquakes have seen him return to the fray but without I think a real sense of...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2012

He's average, doing his thing, having his say. A good character for a laugh.

Thank Leita J
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