Two men who allegedly broke into a home, bound its occupant's legs with tape, and threatened to kill him have been remanded in custody.

Dillyn Nicholson, 23, and Raymond Gilmour, appeared in Whangarei District Court on Monday on various charges.

Both were remanded in custody to re-appear in Dargaville District Court on August 27.

Nicholson is facing charges of aggravated robbery, injuring with intent to injure, threatening to kill, possession of a firearm and ammunition, and two of burglary.

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Gilmour faces similar charges, except one charge of burglary.

No pleas were taken when both appeared in court.

They allegedly broke into a house in Ruawai about 12.30am on Saturday wearing masks and punched a 49-year-old man who was asleep. Police allege they also held what was believed to be a gun to the man's head before taking a credit card, a cellphone, and a tablet computer.

Both men were located soon after the alleged incident after the complainant recognised the voice of one of his alleged attackers.