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Google reveals top Kiwi searches

Following last week’s story on how much Australians love searching for celebrities, Google has responded with its most searched-for terms by New Zealanders during 2010. It must be nearly time for a new year?

The Christchurch earthquake and Pike River mining disaster beat out most other searches in the current affairs category, followed by searches that included ‘Chile’, ‘Commonwealth Games’, ‘Oil Spill’ and ‘Hobbit’.

New Zealanders like a bit of controversy in 2010 with searches for Allan Hubbard, Director of South Canterbury Finance, former Labour MP Chris Carter and Paul Henry, who recently resigned as the host of TV ONE Breakfast.

“Henry made the most impact, appearing in multiple lists including the fastest rising news category, as well as appearing in the top ten fastest rising New Zealanders list,” said Google.

Here’s what Google caught New Zealanders searching for throughout the year:

Most popular web searches
Facebook
Youtube
Trademe
Google
lyrics
Hotmail
maps
weather
yahoo!
bebo

Fastest rising web searches
GrabOne
Chatroulette
Christchurch earthquake
Justin Bieber
Geonet
FIFA
Facebook login
YouTube music
Lotto results
Avatar

Fastest rising news searches
Chile earthquake (vs. ‘iPad’ - global)
Christchurch earthquake
Haiti
Ipad
Lara bingle
Pike river
Chile
Paul Henry
Weather forecast
All whites

Fastest rising New Zealanders 2010
Allan Hubbard
Chris Carter
Lucas Ward
Olivia Rutherford
Sheila Dikshit
Winston Reid
Paul Henry
Alison Mau
Kirk Penney
Richie McCaw

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