Why Doug Hood Mining?

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

As an experienced mining contractor Doug Hood Mining has 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 operations and workshop staff across a range of positions for specific earthworks, mining or civil engineering projects and our rebuild / site workshops.
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More About Us

Doug Hood Mining Ltd is a privately owned New Zealand based company specialising in plant hire, opencast mining, and civil engineering works requiring significant use of heavy machinery

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

In December 2017 we recommenced a civil earthworks project at Stockton Mine to continue the lift of the embankment on a coal fines storage dam halted mid-2017 due to inclement weather.

We are supplying mobile plant to Stockton Mine near Westport for the continuation of opencast mining activities.

We are currently working on the Sumner Road, Christchurch reopening project including excavation of a large catchbench between the crater rim bluffs and the Sumner Road, and other corridor improvements including excavation for realignment at Windy Point. This project commenced in November 2016 and entails earthworks for geotechnical mitigation structures to facilitate reopening of the Sumner to Lyttleton road.

In July 2017 we concluded earthworks to lift the embankment on a coal fines storage dam at Stockton Mine.

We completed a 28 month mining services contract with Solid Energy at Reddale Opencast Coal Mine, Reefton on the West Coast of the South Island in February 2014.

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. Read More

Latest News & Info

Stockton stripping contract

In early 2018 Doug Hood Mining Ltd was awarded the contract to strip 1M bcm of overburden from the

Sumner Road civil project – May 2018 update

The Doug Hood Mining section of the Sumner Road project is entering its final stages with the

Earth dam embankment lift

In early 2017 we commenced earthworks at Stockton Mine to raise the height of an earth dam