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New Zealand’s official magician fired after more than 20 years of service: “Bureaucratic meeting they never imagined”


16 October 2021 17:01 GMT

The 88-year-old was hired in 1998 to promote tourism in a New Zealand city.

Ian Brackenbury, an 88 – year – old British man who worked as New Zealand’s official magician in Christchurch for 23 years, has been expelled from the city for practicing witchcraft and sorcery and for not being “modern”. Christchurch Council Deputy Managing Director Lynn McClelland confirmed to the local portal Subject He insisted that the final payment for the witch’s services be made to him in December, and that he was grateful for the services he had rendered “over the past decades.”

Brackenbury Channel F British Air Force pilot Before graduating in Psychology and Sociology. He began practicing magic after moving to New Zealand in the 1970s, where in 1998 he was given the title of the country’s official magician by then-Prime Minister Mike Moore.

For the past 23 years, the channel has been responsible for promoting tourism in Christchurch through Magic Tricks and other similar services. NZ received $ 16,000 (About $ 11,293) per year. During his career, the person received NZ $ 368,000 (US $ 259,750). Also, the magician He received The Queen’s Medal of Service was presented to her by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“They’re a bunch of bureaucrats with no imagination.”

McClelland acknowledged the difficulty in shooting the wizard because the channel is “always a part of the city’s history.” As for the reason for the shooting, the city council says Christchurch’s advertising landscape is changing, and they seek to fund concessions that reflect the diversity of its communities and express a vibrant, diverse and modern city that attracts residents: national visitors and international, start-up and talented migrant workers.

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According to the witch, the city council decided to stop giving him money because Does not match the “vibrations” of the city. “They don’t think of ways to promote Christchurch abroad, they only show the image of the bureaucracy that Late holds in Boulevard,” Chanel laments, speaking with Stuff. “It’s a bureaucratic meeting they never imagined,” he adds.

Hundreds of citizens wanted to show their support for the witch Petition In it the city council demands that he be reinstated in state pay. “Christchurch’s magician a The iconic symbol of the city Christchurch. […] He is on the good side of humanity, he is kind, playful and carefree: we need it more. “