What do GeoNet, Donald Trump, Joseph Parker and how to make pancakes all have in common?
Google NZ has revealed that they all top the trending search list for curious New Zealanders this year.
GeoNet was the top overall search, coming in front of Olympics and the US election. Google's report said Kiwis visited GeoNet in "droves" after the November 14 earthquake that rocked the South Island. Kaikoura also made it into the top 10 news searches for the first time.
Trending results are those that were not well searched 12 months ago but have grown in the past year due to events that have happened in the world. Overall top results would include searches for everyday activities like Facebook, Google and Gmail.
Trump, Usain Bolt and Hillary Clinton were the most-searched global people, while Kiwi sport stars Joseph Parker, Aaron Smith and Eliza McCartney topped the domestic list.
"Joseph Parker led the list as the highest-trending Kiwi, following his world-champion title in boxing earned this month," said the report.
"With New Zealand's haul of 18 medals at the Rio Games, including four golds, Kiwis' searches showed support and spirit for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, with Olympians and Paralympians making up half our most-searched Kiwis."
Some of the most meaningful searches came under the "What is ...?" category, with what is love, what is TPPA and what is the meaning of life making it into the top searches.
Why is there a leap day was the top "why is ...?" question searched, followed by why is the sky blue and why is the sea salty. Why is Trump winning appeared at number 7.
Pancakes are a clearly loved meal if searches are anything to go by. The breakfast treat topped the "How to ...?" search and the recipe search.
People also wanted to know how to tie a tie, draw, train a dragon, cook quinoa and lose weight.
Simple crowd pleasers topped the recipe list with pancakes, brownies, quiche, scones and cheesecake making up the top five searches.
Music-lovers had a sad 12 months with the death of David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen. This was reflected in the top "Loss" searches
"This year the world mourned three of music's greatest," said the report.