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McConnell Dowell-Sumner Road wins NZ Minerals Sector 2019 Award

June 5, 2019

McConnell Dowell Constructors (MCD) was presented with the Health and Safety Initiative Award at the NZ Minerals Forum 2019 Awards evening. Their winning entry was the Sumner Road Geotechnical Remediation: Rockfall Risk Management System, a...Read more

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

April 8, 2019

The Broadcast Media NZ team filmed one of our construction blasts during the project to excavate a catchbench above Sumner Road, Christchurch, as part of the road reopening works for Christchurch City Council and New Zealand Transport Agency. The...Read more

Profile: Ash Oldham – Fabrication Engineer and Auto Enthusiast

April 4, 2019

Ash Oldham has plans to retire this year and through this website we wanted to acknowledge his work in the industry and as a valued member of the Doug Hood Mining crew. Ash is responsible for the steel fabrication associated with building and...Read more

Recent workshop output – refurbished EX1900 rock bucket

March 26, 2019

Recent output from our Westport Workshop is a rebuild of an EX1900 10m3 rock bucket. After many hours digging rock at Stockton Mine our EX1900 rock bucket required refurbishment including new teeth, adapters, and wear package supplied by West-Trak...Read more

Doug Hood workshop crew recognised for 3,000 days LTI free

June 29, 2017

We recently celebrated an important milestone with our Westport Workshop crew achieving 3,000 days free from lost time injury. Further they have remained free from any type of injury for over 1,500 days. This is a significant milestone when the...Read more

Health and safety through people and systems

April 23, 2015

In April 2015 Doug Hood Mining was recertified to ACC’s Workplace Safety Management Practices (WSMP) standard at tertiary level. We first joined this AS/NZS 4801 based programme in 2002 and achieved tertiary level since 2005. We’ve learnt a lot...Read more

HSE Officer and mine team meet compliance objectives – Sarah’s first 6 months

December 17, 2012

Based at Reddale opencast coal mine near Reefton, Sarah was part of the Doug Hood crew on this important project. Sarah rejoined Doug Hood Mining Ltd (DHML) mid-year, having previously worked on the company’s project at Stockton opencast mine...Read more

Project Manager “nails it on paper”

October 15, 2012

Rangi Hicks, Project Manager of the recently completed SENZ Reddale opencast coalmine contract, completed the EXITO level 5 National Diploma in Extractive Industries Management – Surface Extraction in late 2011. The following is an extract...Read more