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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Mines & quarries

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 Westport 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 Projects and News & Info 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.

Currently we are at Stockton Mine stripping overburden having recently completed construction of a coal fines storage dam and stormwater sump.

In support of our mining work we recently purchased two new Volvo articulated dumptrucks bringing our A45G fleet to four.

In May 2019 we concluded a 1.5M bcm overburden stripping project at SN14 block, Stockton Mine for BT Mining Ltd.

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 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 concluded in early 2018.

Between November 2011 and February 2014 we green-fielded and operated Reddale Opencast Coal Mine for Solid Energy on the West Coast of the South Island, excavating 1.75M bcm of overburden and 193,000 tonne of coal.

From December 2003 to October 2009 the company was principal mining & civil contractor at Stockton Mine, excavating 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

New undercarriage for EX1900 production excavator

We took the 1900 out of the production fleet for 4 weeks to replace the undercarriage. New

Stockton Mine – Earth dam and stormwater sump

The earth dam and stormwater containment sump constructed by Doug Hood Mining Ltd (DHML) at

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Stockton Mine-Field Service Mechanic

With a solid programme of work ahead we are looking for another Field Service Mechanic based at our