Google tends to localize your search results based on where Google believes your IP address is located. This makes conducting may types of searches difficult. Normally, I would use TOR or some other proxy to conduct searches that are not biased by my current location. It is a real pain to create searches biased to a particular location in this manner.
Now thanks to Norma Goldsmith who found this, I now use I Search From to input the location from which I wish to search. For example, I might enter New Zealand as my location to search for something along the Pacific Rim, New Zealand, or Australia. I Search From changes the “gl” parameter in the URL denoting the country and adds parameters for the exact location. This overrules the IP as the means of localizing the search results.