How to make slime, how to vote and fidget spinners - Kiwis' weird and wonderful Google searches in 2017

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It's a staple of Saturday night television and the Lotto results were the number one thing Kiwis Googled this year.

Fidget spinners, the America's Cup, Jacinda Ardern and slime all rated highly.
Source: Seven Sharp

The most talked about topic on Facebook, America's Cup 2017, was also Googled by New Zealanders a lot, coming in second.

Each year a new toy takes the stage and this year the fidget spinner had kids in a craze. It was third on the list of our top Google searches in 2017.

In other categories, the most Googled New Zealander was Jacinda Ardern.

And parents won't be surprised to hear that 'slime' featured five times in the 'How to' category. 

Beef Stroganoff is obviously a Kiwi favourite, taking second place in the recipes category, with hot cross buns coming out on top.

Here are the top things New Zealanders searched on Google in 2017:

Overall searches

1          Lotto result NZ
2          America's Cup 2017
3          Fidget spinner
4          Election NZ 2017
5          NZTA road closures
6          Cyclone Cook
7          All Blacks vs Lions
8          Melbourne Cup 2017
9          North Korea
10        Daylight savings 2017 

News

1          Election NZ 2017
2          NZTA road closures
3          Cyclone Cook
4          North Korea
5          Hurricane Irma
6          Christchurch fire
7          New Zealand flooding
8          London fire
9          UK election
10        Cyclone Debbie           

Global People

1          Harvey Weinstein
2          Ed Sheeran
3          Bruce Springsteen
4          Pippa Middleton
5          Kevin Spacey
6          Gal Gadot
7          Floyd Mayweather
8          Jake Paul
9          David Cassidy
10        Bruno Mars     

Kiwis

1          Jacinda Ardern
2          Winston Peters
3          Bill English
4          Jerome Kaino
5          Peter Burling
6          Jaylene Cook
7          Clarke Gayford
8          Sione Lauaki
9          Metiria Turei
10        Todd Barclay

Loss

1          Tom Petty
2          Chester Bennington
3          Tania Dalton
4          Hugh Hefner
5          Bill Paxton
6          Carissa Avison
7          Rich Piana
8          John Clarke
9          John Hurt
10        Dan Vickerman

Sporting events

1          America's Cup 2017
2          All Blacks vs Lions
3          Melbourne Cup 2017
4          Wimbledon 2017
5          World Masters Games
6          Bathurst 2017
7          Rugby League World Cup
8          Mayweather vs McGregor
9          US Open 2017 tennis
10        Australian Open 2017

How to…?

1          How to make slime
2          How to vote in NZ
3          How to make a fidget spinner
4          How to make slime without borax
5          How to make fluffy slime
6          How to delete Instagram accounts
7          How to make slime without glue
8          How to lose weight
9          How to draw a dragon
10        How to cook pork belly

What is…? 

1.         What is Black Friday 2017
2.         What is typhoid
3.         What is bitcoin
4.         What is kimchi
5.         What is the time
6.         What is a fidget spinner
7.         What is botulism
8.         What is borax
9.         What is a cyclone
10.       What is MSG

Recipes

1          Hot cross buns
2          Beef stroganoff
3          Pikelets
4          Spaghetti bolognese
5          Yorkshire pudding
6          Pancakes
7          Pulled pork
8          Slime
9          Anzac biscuits
10        Lamb shanks

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