For decades, the city of Christchurch, New Zealand has had an official wizard.
Ian Brackenbury Channell settled in New Zealand in the 1970s, where he became known as The Wizard. He even held a New Zealand driver’s license issued to The Wizard.
Since 1998, he’s been paid 16,000 New Zealand dollars ($10,400) annually by the Christchurch City Council for “wizardry.”
The 87-year old is now training his successor.