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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 21 February 2017
TopsideMI
,
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 16 August 2015
Robert454
,
Sydney
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good51%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
21 Feb 2017
“Update on the Wizard”
16 Aug 2015
“Wizard in square”
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Cathedral Square, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 February 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

Reviewed 16 August 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

Reviewed 16 March 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 !!

Reviewed 14 November 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.

Reviewed 29 September 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

Reviewed 16 August 2014

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

Reviewed 28 November 2012

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

Reviewed 19 August 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

Reviewed 10 June 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

Reviewed 23 April 2012

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

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