Wizard to launch petition to save cathedral

10:10 pm on 14 March 2012

The Wizard of Christchurch has announced plans to launch a personal petition to save the city's condemned cathedral.

He says he is determined to become the icon of its saviour and will petition people in Cathedral Square on Saturday.

The wizard says his main concern is the destruction of the city's most recognised heritage symbol - and the loss of all the history that lies behind it.

He says the church should hand over ownership of the cathedral to the people of Christchurch, whose forefathers built it.

He says the reconstructed building could then be re-consecrated.