Successor To Fill The Shoes Of Retiring New Zealand Wizard Ian Brackenbury Channell walks around in black robes and a pointy hat. He's a tourist attraction, and the city of Christchurch has paid him. As he steps aside, a successor wizard will take over.
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Successor To Fill The Shoes Of Retiring New Zealand Wizard

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Ian Brackenbury Channell walks around in black robes and a pointy hat. He's a tourist attraction, and the city of Christchurch has paid him. As he steps aside, a successor wizard will take over.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Along with all the other changes in the world, a New Zealand wizard is retiring. Ian Brackenbury Channell walks around in black robes and a pointy hat. He's a tourist attraction, so Christchurch, New Zealand, even pays him. As he steps aside, a successor wizard takes over. Now, you may ask, exactly what magical power does this wizard possess? His answer - every day, the world gets more serious, so fun is the most powerful thing. It's MORNING EDITION.

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