Doug Hood Mining

Completed projects

Taharoa Ironsand, King Country, North Island

December 31, 2000

Dredge support mining and relocation haulroad for BHP New Zealand Steel Mining at Taharoa The initial contract beginning in early 1999 required DHML to excavate and cart a minimum of 25,000m3 of sand per week to either the mine face or the dredge...Read more

Redvale Landfill, Redvale, Auckland, North Island

December 31, 1998

The company was contracted to Waste Management NZ Ltd between 1994 and 1998 for $9.3M to construct two earth dams, two major haul roads, and a major earth retaining structure to support a weak fill area to store overburden from the landfill site...Read more

Opuha Dam, Fairlie, South Island

December 31, 1998

Hydro-electric power station, recreational lake, irrigation water reservoir & conservator of downstream minimum flow, all-in-one Opuha Dam is located at the confluence of the north and south branches of the Opuha River, 18 km from Fairlie in the...Read more

SH5 Tumunui Realignment, Rotorua, North Island

May 31, 1998

Accelerated road construction due to moisture sensitive materials This 2km Transit New Zealand/Rotorua District Council project, contracted for $3.1M, started in May 1997 and completed in April 1998, 6 months early. Work involved constructing a...Read more

Waimahara Wharf site development, Shakespeare Bay, Picton, South Island

January 1, 1997

In 1996 DHML was contracted to Port Marlborough to develop what is now Waimahara Wharf in Shakespeare Bay, Marlborough Sounds, for $3.5M. Port Marlborough’s Shakespeare Bay is a sheltered deepwater location ideally suited to forestry exports...Read more

Maungaiti Hill SH1 Realignment, South Waikato, North Island

December 31, 1996

$8M state highway realignment in South Waikato This State Highway 1 project, contracted for $8M between 1994 and 1996, required construction of 5 km of new and 1km of existing road realignment. This involved 800,000 m3 of earthworks, a significant...Read more

Macraes Goldmine, Otago, South Island

December 31, 1995

Between 1991 and 1995 DHML was contracted to provide opencast mining services at Macraes Goldmine, for Macraes Mining (now Oceana Gold) This was a 5 year contract to strip and mine gold ore at Macraes Flat near Dunedin. On completion in 1995 some...Read more

Poihipi Road Geothermal Station, Taupo, North Island

November 1, 1995

Geothermal power station site works DHML was involved in the site development for New Zealand’s first major private geothermal power station, Poihipi Road geothermal station, built for Mercury Geotherm Limited, a joint venture between Mr...Read more

Weavers Opencast Coal Mine, Huntly, North Island

July 31, 1993

This $40M contract for Coal Corporation of NZ, completed in 1993, required 11M bcm of overburden stripped over a 3 1/2 year period. The contract also included the construction of a 60m engineered earth dam to retain unconsolidated saturated clay and...Read more