A man has been remanded in custody charged with threatening to blow up Phil Goff's and Labour Leader David Shearer's electorate offices.
Dean Robert Miller, 45, of Sandringham, appeared in the Auckland District Court today following the alleged incident yesterday.
He is also accused of threatening to blow up the police northern communications centre and Parliament last week.
He has been remanded in custody until Friday when a bail hearing will be heard.
Miller's lawyer said his client did not need a psychiatric assessment, however the judge suggested he talk to a psychiatric nurse anyway.
A member of Goff's staff told ONE News reporter Kate Lynch that a man walked into Goff's electorate office in Three Kings in Auckland around 10.30am yesterday demanding to see the former Labour leader.
He asked for an appointment and when he was turned away he allegedly threatened to kill staff and told them he had left a bomb in the building that was about to go off.
"The female member of my staff was quite shaken," Goff told ONE News last night.
"She'd dealt with this man before and she'd been told by the police on a previous occasion that he was dangerous. So she felt very threatened by him."
It is understood the man then went to the electorate office of new Labour leader Shearer, who was also not in the office, and did the same thing.
Shearer said after the second incident, Parliamentary Services shut all electorate offices down.
He said the man appeared to have a grievance of some sort, but he was not sure what type of grievance.
Goff and Shearer both told ONE News they knew the man, and were deeply concerned for their staff.
Shearer said he believed security at electorate offices needs to be tightened.
"I think we can do more. I think for example cameras and the panic button idea and things like that would help," he said.
"We've got to be very vigilant and we've got to make sure we have the right security in place."
Auckland police charged the man with four charges of threatening to kill, relating to Shearer's and Goff's staff.