Google has launched a minor refit of its local iGoogle home page, including 'canvas view' gadgets that can expand and contract without leaving the iGoogle site and a bunch of additional news feed gadgets.
To enable canvas view, iGoogle has ditched its previous tabbed navigation system in favour of left-side navigation controls. If you spend a lot of time in iGoogle, canvas view could be useful, though the restore button could do with being a bit more obvious in the current gadgets. Other local additions to the range include news feeds from news.com.au, Australian Business and the NRL, and a childcare search gadget from CareForKids.com.au. Hit the link for a Google tour of the new features.