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Time-lapse video 1 – catchbench earthworks (6 months work in 2min 28sec)

May 31, 2019

Check out this time-lapse video taken by McConnell Dowell Constructors of Doug Hood Mining Ltd excavating the rock-fall catchbench above Sumner Road, Christchurch. This video starts about a week into the catchbench excavation and ends several weeks...Read more

Stockton Mine SN14 overburden stripping contract

May 10, 2019

In early 2018 Doug Hood Mining Ltd was awarded the contract to strip 1.0 million bcm of overburden from the SN14 block at Stockton Mine. The volume was increased in late 2018 to 1.5 million bcm extending work to mid-2019. This work utilised 40, 120...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 retired 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 was responsible for the steel fabrication associated with building and rebuilding...Read more

Sumner Road project on video – Christchurch City Council

April 2, 2019

The following is a video record from Christchurch City Council capturing various stages of the Sumner Road project. March 2019 SUMNER ROAD READY TO OPEN – 0:40 Profiles the completed road as an outstanding infrastructure project and 2 days...Read more

Sumner Road project completed and road opened

March 29, 2019

The road connecting Sumner and Lyttelton officially opened today having been closed due to earthquake damage since 2011. The following provides a view of the completed project and our sections of work including a photo gallery of work...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

High quality coking coal – Strongman goes opencast with Doug Hood Ltd (Contractor Mag – March 2002)

February 28, 2019

In a blast from the past the following is an article from Contractor magazine – March 2002 highlighting our previous work at Strongman 2 opencast coal mine just below the ridge separating Rapahoe and Blackball and down-range of Pike River. ...Read more

Two Volvo A45G articulated dump trucks for Stockton projects

November 6, 2018

In September 2018 we purchased two Volvo A45G articulated dump trucks from TransDiesel Christchurch for DHML projects at Stockton Mine. With tray capacity of 26m3 and 6-wheel-drive these trucks are generally utilised in softer and less developed...Read more

ISO9001 certified for mining and civil contracting including hire of plant and equipment

August 27, 2018

Quality management system certification revalidated against ISO9001:2015 First gained in 1997, ISO9001 certified management system is the backbone for company processes which alongside the maintenance and accounting functions ensures the company...Read more