Two men accused of storming an Auckland office and forcefully dragging staff out over an apparent land claim have been released on bail.

John Wanoa, 66, and John Murray Monga, 50, both of South Auckland, were arrested on Friday following the drama at the Tournament Parking office at the City Works Depot on Cook St last Monday.

They appeared in Auckland District Court on Saturday and were back today where they entered not guilty pleas to a charge of trespass.

Video shows group storming Auckland office in apparent land claim


Monga, who called himself a "sheriff", appeared today with an open black leather jacket exposing his bare chest.

"Somebody took my T-shirt as evidence," he said.

Wanoa was more conservatively dressed and told Judge Grant Fraser that he was a UN marshall, "recognised".

There was some confusion over who was the senior member of the operation as the judge tried to unravel their submissions.

"The King of Hawaii", "New World Order law", "King William IV", "Obama" and "The Pope" were all referenced during the protracted initial hearing, through which both men represented themselves.

Judge Grant Fraser allowed the defendants bail and they were ordered not to enter the CBD, not to contact the complainants and not to go within a kilometre of City Works Depot.

The judge asked Monga where he lived.

"In the promised land," he said.

"Otara?" the judge asked.


Wanoa was keen to have his bail residence listed as Westminster, England but Judge Fraser opted for Otahuhu.

Monga also had some questions for the judge:

"Did you manage to get hold of the King of Hawaii?"

"Not yet. I don't have direct access to him," Judge Fraser said.

Police said they were continuing to search for a number of others in relation to the incident and further arrests are anticipated.

The duo will be back in court next month.