Why Doug Hood Mining?

Doug Hood Mining has established itself as one of New Zealand's most successful mining, quarrying 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 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 company specialising in civil engineering earthworks, opencast mining, quarry development, and plant hire.

With a comprehensive and well maintained fleet we provide contract civil, mining and quarrying services, and wet and dry plant hire.

In the Projects and News & Info sections you can read in depth about our past and present work or continue reading below for a brief summary of the last 15 years work.

In June 2018 we concluded our component of the Sumner Road geotechnical risk mitigation project in Christchurch requiring the excavation of a 15m wide by 400m long rockfall catchbench between the crater rim bluffs and Sumner Road, and other corridor improvements including excavation for road realignment. The road reopened 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 operated Reddale Opencast Coal Mine for Solid Energy on the West Coast of the South Island, with 1.75M bcm of overburden excavated and stockpiled for 193,000 tonne of coal.

The company completed 6 years (December 2003 to October 2009) as principal mining & civil contractor at Stockton Mine, moving 25.5M bcm of overburden and 9.1M tonne of coal utilising 3.6M labour hours.

The aim of this website is to create an understanding of where we’ve been, where we’re going and the shared value we create along the way. To discuss how we can make your project or resource the successful outcome you expect contact us today.

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Latest News & Info

Recent workshop output – 777D engine rebuilt & ready for the next install

Caterpillar 777D dump-truck #16 (nominally 100tonne/50m3 payload) was manufactured in the USA in

McConnell Dowell-Sumner Road wins NZ Minerals Sector 2019 Award

McConnell Dowell Constructors (MCD) was presented with the Health and Safety Initiative Award at

Time-lapse video – quarry stockpile earthworks-6 weeks work in 60 seconds

Check out this time-lapse video taken by McConnell Dowell Constructors of Doug Hood Mining Ltd