So - by default I use Google as my search engine, and balance it out with a preference for IE. (I know, I'm so common). However in the most recent IE update, Google was removed as a search engine from the IE search box.
I'm not sure why I thought that I should type the URL string for http://www.google.co.nz/ into the IE search box rather than the nav bar, but I did (and millions of other people do every day - as I said, I'm common) and here's what appeared:
In case you can't see this clearly....
I'll also be more careful with what I search for in future.