‘It’s a mad old world’: Wizard of NZ evicted from public payroll

Sky News host Cory Bernardi says the "only state-appointed wizard in the world" – the Wizard of New Zealand – has been evicted from the public payroll.

“Two decades of service have been abandoned for the great Wizard of New Zealand,” Mr Bernardi said.

“He’s been evicted from the public payroll, or should I say, cast."

Mr Bernardi said the wizard was hired 23 years ago to “promote Christchurch through acts of wizardry” and “bring life to the city”.

“The end of his legacy comes as Christchurch New Zealand announced they are embarking on a new tourism and promotional direction to attract diverse communities.

“It’s a mad old world, isn’t it?”