Why Doug Hood Mining?

Doug Hood Mining has established itself as one of the most successful New Zealand based mining and civil engineering contractors.
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Opencast mining

We have been involved with most of the significant opencast mines in New Zealand over the past 30 years.
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Civil engineering

The key feature of Doug Hood Mining’s civil engineering capability is the large earthworks component.
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We can attract and retain appropriately skilled, experienced and qualified staff for long or short duration projects.
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Jobs in mining & civil

From time to time we seek staff for specific mining and civil engineering projects and our rebuild and site workshops.
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About Us

Doug Hood Mining Ltd is a privately owned New Zealand based company specialising in civil engineering earthworks, opencast mining, and plant hire.

With a comprehensive and well maintained fleet we supply civil construction services, contract mining, and plant and equipment for hire.

In June 2018 we concluded our component of the Sumner Road reopening project in Christchurch requiring the excavation of a large catchbench between the crater rim bluffs and Sumner Road, and other corridor improvements including excavation for road realignment. This road opened on March 29th 2019.

In March 2018 we commenced a 1.5M bcm overburden stripping project at SN14 block, Stockton Mine for BT Mining Ltd.

In December 2017 we recommenced a civil earthworks project at Stockton Mine to continue raising the embankment on a coal fines storage dam halted mid-2017 due to inclement weather. This work continued as conditions allowed into 2019.

Between November 2011 and February 2014 we undertook mining services for Solid Energy at Reddale Opencast Coal Mine, Reefton on the West Coast of the South Island, with 1.75M bcm excavated for 193,000 tonnes of coal.

The company completed 6 years (December 2003 to October 2009) as principal mining & civil contractor at Stockton Mine, moving 25.5 million m3 of overburden and 9.1 million tonnes of coal utilising 3.6 million labour hours.
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Latest News & Info

Stockton Mine SN14 overburden stripping contract

In early 2018 Doug Hood Mining Ltd was awarded the contract to strip 1.0 million bcm of overburden

IT’S A BLAST – Doug Hood Mining Ltd features on Demolition NZ

The Broadcast Media NZ team filmed one of our construction blasts during the project to excavate a

Profile: Ash Oldham – Fabrication Engineer and Auto Enthusiast

Ash Oldham has plans to retire this year and through this website we wanted to acknowledge his work