The man is facing three charges including intent to damage, resisting a constable, and possessing an offensive weapon without authority or lawful excuse.
The 31-year-old is also facing another, separate charge of intent to damage after smashing glass at a petrol station in Rotorua on December 4.
The defendant was granted bail by the judge on the grounds he remained in custody at Wellington District Court for further mental health assessments, after which he will be bailed to a mental health facility.
The man will appear again in court on January 26.
Auckland man accused of smashing the glass doors at the entrance of Parliament has appeared in court – in a rarely used secure basement courtroom.
In unusual circumstances, media were not able to be present for the hearing due to the size and layout of the secure room.
Judge Bill Hastings had the matter held there due to security reasons.
New Zealand police arrested a 31-year-old man after he launched an axe attack on the Parliament Wednesday morning.
The man is expected to appear at Wellington District Court later on Wednesday.
Police were alarmed early in the morning after the man was seen with the axe before the Parliament. He smashed five glass panels at the main entrance.
Workers were seen cleaning up the glass debris at the entrance, according to the local media.
The motivation for the attack is not clear, and the man was charged with intentional damage and possession of an offensive weapon, local media reported.
The man did not try to enter the Parliament, according to the police