I'm a big fan of Google Maps Labs Drag 'n' Zoom feature, so I was slightly perturbed when it appeared to have disappeared from the service. What gives?
The very nature of the recently introduced Maps Labs is that things won't always work, but I was surprised to see that there was no Drag 'n' Zoom icon (and indeed no Labs button) when I logged into maps.google.com.au this morning. Similar results were seen with the New Zealand site and other country-specific versions. Fortunately there's a workaround: going to the main maps.google.com site restores the feature (at least for me), and you can still search (and zoom) Australian addresses.