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Final results
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 Pos  Nr  Driver/Car  Nat   Gr  Time  Pen. 
 1st  1  Mikkola, Hannu
 Ford Escort RS1800
   FI   G4    8h 05m 47s    0:45 
 2nd  5  Robson, Blair
 Ford Escort RS
   NZ   G4    +21m 16s    --:-- 
 3rd  3  Vatanen, Ari
 Ford Escort RS
   FI   G4    +23m 54s    6:00 
 4th  9  Adams, Paul
 Ford Escort RS
   NZ   G4    +24m 07s    3:00 
 5th  29  Murland, Shane
 Vauxhall Chevette 2300
   NZ   G4    +58m 36s    5:45 
 6th  19  Parkes, David
 Ford Escort 1600
   NZ   G2    +1h 03m 47s    0:30 
 7th  16  Green, Brian
 Ford Escort RS
   NZ   G4    +1h 06m 50s    1:00 
 8th  27  Goss, Roger
 Mazda RX3
   NZ   G2    +1h 20m 28s    1:15 
 9th  30  Stewart, Malcolm
 Ford Escort Mexico
   NZ   G2    +1h 21m 34s    2:30 
 10th  26  Robb, Bob
 Datsun 710
   NZ   G2    +1h 31m 46s    0:45 
 11th  28  Goldsbury, Alfred
 Fiat 131 Racing
   NZ   G1    +1h 32m 45s    0:30 
 12th  38  Brown, Robert
 Mazda RX3
   NZ   G1    +1h 50m 32s    0:15 
 13th  34  Wilson, Ray
 Morris Mini
   NZ   G2    +1h 51m 25s    --:-- 
 14th  24  Adamson, Ken
 Toyota Corolla
   NZ   G2    +1h 53m 43s    20:00 
 15th  50  McKnight, Rusty
 Mazda RX3
   NZ   G2    +1h 57m 06s    1:30 
 16th  52  Malley, Dermott
 Mazda RX3
   NZ   G2    +2h 00m 27s    4:00 
 17th  45  Piper, Gerry
 Toyota Corolla
   NZ   G1    +2h 07m 28s    0:15 
 18th  57  Rawstron, Brent
 Mazda RX3
   GB   G2    +2h 21m 31s    8:45 
 19th  42  Bruce, Errol
 Ford Escort
   NZ   G1    +2h 24m 05s    1:15 
 20th  48  Kirk-Burnnand, Chris
 Toyota Corolla
   NZ   G2    +2h 29m 26s    0:45 
 21st  51  Ellis, Glenn
 Mazda RX3
   NZ   G2    +2h 32m 38s    1:15 
 22nd  44  Reid, Bruce
 Ford Escort
   NZ   G2    +2h 36m 17s    9:15 
 23rd  70  Riches, Gavin
 Toyota Corolla
   NZ   G2    +2h 46m 11s    12:00 
 24th  22  Tee, John
 Ford Escort
   NZ   G2    +2h 55m 15s    16:30 
 25th  53  Sprague, Gary
 Mazda RX2
   NZ   G1    +2h 58m 53s    --:-- 
 26th  55  Moore, Peter
 Ford Escort
   NZ   G2    +3h 12m 29s    14:00 
 27th  68  Prouse, Richard
 Hillman Avenger
   NZ   G1    +3h 24m 11s    13:00 
 28th  71  Glenn, David
 Ford Escort
   NZ   G1    +3h 33m 34s    23:30 
 29th  77  McKenzie, Stewart
 Datsun Sunny
   NZ   G2    +4h 11m 57s    42:30 
 30th  65  Thompson, Steve
 Ford Escort
   NZ   G2    +4h 19m 02s    25:30 
 31st  76  Greenland, Rangi
 Honda Civic
   NZ   G1    +4h 22m 13s    7:30 
 32nd  81  Cameron, Mike
 Mitsubishi Lancer
   NZ   G1    +4h 25m 08s    32:30 
 33rd  64  Ornstien, Phil
 Hillman Avenger
   NZ   G1    +4h 32m 39s    30:00 
 34th  84  Pearson, Paul
 Ford Escort
   NZ   G2    +4h 40m 34s    25:00 
 35th  66  Johnstone, Richard
 Datsun 710
   NZ   G2    +4h 43m 43s    22:45 
 36th  85   - Unnamed -, - Unnamed -
 ? Unknown Make ? ? Unknown Model ?
   ??   ??    +4h 48m 13s    40:15 
 37th  80  McNair, Richard
 Mazda RX3
   NZ   G2    +4h 52m 38s    21:00 
 
Retirements
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 Nr  Driver/Car  Nat   Gr   Control   Reason 
 2  Airikkala, Pentti
 Vauxhall Chevette 2300
   FI   G4   SS18  retired
  electrics
 4  Salonen, Timo
 Datsun 160J
   FI   G2   post-event  excluded
  refused post-event scrutineering
 6  Dawson, Andy
 Datsun 160J
   GB   G2   post-event  retired
  refused post-event scrutineering
 7  Donald, Jim
 Ford Escort RS
   NZ   G4   SS16  retired
  connecting rod
 10  Woolf, John
 Mazda RX3
   NZ   G2   SS18  retired
  rear axle
 11  Marshall, Mike
 Ford Escort RS
   NZ   G4   SS20  retired
  head gasket
 12  Collier, Howard
 Ford Escort RS
   NZ   G4   SS18  retired
  gead gasket
 13  Leonard, Leo
 Ford Escort RS
   NZ   G4   SS19  retired
  no oil
 14  Couch, Bob
 Ford Escort RS
   NZ   G4   SS17  retired
  differential
 15  Teesdale, Tony
 Ford Escort RS
   NZ   G2   SS16  retired
  halfshaft
 17  Armstrong, Hugh
 Ford Escort RS
   NZ   G4   SS9  retired
  head gasket
 18  Davidson, Paddy
 Ford Escort TwinCam
   NZ   G2   SS29  retired
  accident
 20  Jennings, Mark
 Ford Escort RS
   NZ   G4   after SS5  retired
  unknown
 21  Chandler, Morrie
 Mitsubishi Lancer
   NZ   G2   end of Leg 2  retired
  unknown
 23  Sergel, John
 Ford Escort RS
   NZ   G2   SS24  retired
  unknown
 25  Gerard, Rob
 Ford Escort
   NZ   G2   after SS5  excluded
  unknown
 31  Kidd, Frank
 Ford Escort
   NZ   G2   SS4  excluded
  OTL
 32  Baker, Tony
 Vauxhall Chevette 2300
   NZ   G4   SS21  excluded
  OTL
 33  de Pina, Graeme
 Mazda RX3
   NZ   G2   end of Leg 2  retired
  unknown
 35  Fergus, Alan
 Mazda RX3
   NZ   G2   SS38  excluded
  OTL
 36  Fraser, Paul
 Ford Escort
   NZ   G2   SS3  excluded
  unknown
 37  Cullen, Peter
 Ford Escort
   NZ   G2   SS19  excluded
  unknown
 39  McKenzie, Bruce
 Ford Escort Mexico
   NZ   G2   SS9  excluded
  unknown
 40  Robertson, Baron
 Vauxhall Chevette 2300
   AU   G4   SS6  excluded
  OTL
 41  McConnell, Dennis
 Ford Escort Mexico
   NZ   G2   SS38  excluded
  unknown
 43  Kershaw, John
 Vauxhall Magnum
   NZ   G2   SS19  excluded
  unknown
 46  Mackrow, Dave
 Hillman Avenger
   NZ   G1   SS5  excluded
  unknown
 47  McFarlane, Bill
 Ford Escort
   NZ   G4   SS27  excluded
  unknown
 49  Kelsey, Richard
 Ford Escort
   NZ   G2   SS37  excluded
  unknown
 54  Bell, Terry
 Ford Escort
   NZ   G1   end of Leg 2  retired
  unknown
 56  Lane, Mike
 Toyota Corolla
   NZ   G2   end of Leg 2  retired
  unknown
 58  Thexton, David
 Datsun 120Y
   NZ   G2   SS31  excluded
  unknown
 59  Taylor, Cam
 Mazda RX3
   NZ   G2   SS1  retired
  unknown
 60  Tinpany, Larry
 Skoda 120
   NZ   G2   SS27  excluded
  unknown
 61  Lilleby, Rolf
 Ford Escort
   NZ   G2   end of Leg 2  retired
  unknown
 62  Townsend, Doug
 Ford Escort
   NZ   G2   SS34  excluded
  unknown
 63  King, Ken
 Ford Escort RS
   NZ   G2   SS34  excluded
  unknown
 67  Dahl, Peter
 Datsun 120Y
   NZ   G2   end of Leg 2  retired
  unknown
 69  Nicholl, Barry
 Mitsubishi Lancer
   NZ   G2   SS1  retired
  unknown
 72  Cowen, Chris
 Toyota Corolla
   NZ   G2   SS24  excluded
  unknown
 73  McMillan, Lyell
 Toyota Corolla
   NZ   G2   SS36  excluded
  unknown
 74  Walker, Brian
 Ford Escort
   NZ   G2   SS1  retired
  unknown
 75  Matheson, Wayne
 Ford Escort
   NZ   G2   after SS19  excluded
  unknown
 79  Davis, Brian
 Ford Escort
   NZ   G2   SS6  excluded
  OTL
 82  Goodin, Ian
 Ford Escort
   NZ   G1   SS26  excluded
  unknown
Non-starters
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 Nr  Driver/Car  Nat   Gr 
 83  Jowett, Roy
 Ford Escort
   NZ   G2 
Roll of Honour
Overall winner
   Hannu Mikkola
Winning manufacturer
   Ford
Group 3 winner
   No starters
Group 2 winner
   David Parkes
Group 1 winner
   Alfred Goldsbury
Note
Official times were given in hours, minutes and hundredths of a minute, for example Hannu Mikkola's official winning time was 8 hours and 5.78 minutes.

Results given here have been converted to hours, minutes and seconds. That 0.78 minute equals 46.8 seconds, rounding up to 47.
Note
Names and car of crew #85 who finished 36th are all unknown, unfortunately.
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