Google.co.nz home page no longer displays search for new Zealand pages only button

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Google.co.nz home page no longer displays search for new Zealand pages only button gbsr-mt 5/11/10 2:55 PM
I am in New Zealand and often need to search for pages in New Zealand only. That button is no longer available and searching without it is much more difficult. Please bring it back or tell me how to change my settings so I have that option.
Re: Google.co.nz home page no longer displays search for new Zealand pages only button wwwallyh 5/11/10 3:04 PM
after a search look in left sidebar menu!
Re: Google.co.nz home page no longer displays search for new Zealand pages only button gbsr-mt 5/13/10 5:25 AM
@wwwallyh

Thanks, I already know that, but that does not really help. I usually know I want to search for NZ pages to start with and using the sidebar takes much longer and is more steps than the old way of one click on the NZ pages button.
Re: Google.co.nz home page no longer displays search for new Zealand pages only button gervelo 5/20/10 12:21 AM
Yes bring back the NZ button, agree with GBSR_MT
Re: Google.co.nz home page no longer displays search for new Zealand pages only button Anthony.Patrick.Birt 5/21/10 4:21 PM
Yes I used the NZ search a lot. If it doesn’t come back i will be changing my home page to Yahoo.
Re: Google.co.nz home page no longer displays search for new Zealand pages only button gbsr-mt 5/23/10 4:13 PM
Here is a solution - not the most glamorous, but at least it gets the country specific button back. Just use this as your home page.

Re: Google.co.nz home page no longer displays search for new Zealand pages only button gbsr-mt 5/23/10 4:20 PM
Looks like this will work also, although I am not sure why.


You do lose the "Feeling Lucky" button with these solutions.
Re: Google.co.nz home page no longer displays search for new Zealand pages only button wwwallyh 5/23/10 4:25 PM
http://www.google.co.nz/advanced_search?hl=en
and set domain limited to .co.nz
Re: Google.co.nz home page no longer displays search for new Zealand pages only button wwwallyh 5/23/10 4:32 PM
On the http://www.google.co.nz/ page

type in search word dog for example followed by site:.co.nz

dog site:.co.nz
Re: Google.co.nz home page no longer displays search for new Zealand pages only button gbsr-mt 5/30/10 3:57 PM
@wwwallyh

Thanks for the info, I already know about the options of typing the extra criteria to limit the search to .co.nz

That is much longer than just clicking the button that we used to have. Why would google change such an easy feature to make it so hard. The delay was bad enough to have to put up with, this put me over the top for using another solution.

I use the solution referenced above to get the NZ button back. It just means I don't really use the google site as the home page but a firefox home page that puts the old google search features on it. So google looses the opportunity to capture my business or place advertising.

Too bad for them - I'm not going back to the "new improved" google
Re: Google.co.nz home page no longer displays search for new Zealand pages only button NZAsset 6/6/10 8:59 PM
I agree with wwwallyh.  Bring back the NZ button please.
Re: Google.co.nz home page no longer displays search for new Zealand pages only button madmaxii 6/7/10 9:21 PM
I honestly don't know why the changed something that wasn't broken. Perhaps to give international advertisers priority over local advertisers? If so, this annoys me intensely. They are already billing New Zealand advertisers from Eire to avoid paying NZ taxes on their revenue. Google - please don't become like Microsoft and Apple!
Re: Google.co.nz home page no longer displays search for new Zealand pages only button nimzo55 6/29/10 6:20 PM
Please bring back the NZ button or at least provide an opt in alternative. 
 I use Google extensively for work and am finding the need to trawl through all the foreign stuff tedious and time consuming
It also means I miss a good deal of the local sites I'm after for some reason.
 Not all local sites are .co.nz

 
Re: Google.co.nz home page no longer displays search for new Zealand pages only button bluequoll 6/29/10 7:08 PM
@nimzo55:  Perhaps you missed the alternative mentioned by gbsr-mt above — the Firefox start page, google.co.nz/firefox ?

It's a useful alternative to the Google Search Page, with down-to-earth functionality and the web/local buttons you want, as long as you don't mind missing out on all the unnecessary Google geewhizzery (fade-in, huge type fonts, "feeling lucky" button, background image, Google Doodle, etc.).

And, before you ask: no, you don't have to use Firefox browser.