Defense counsel Wilkie Rasmussen said John who faces an assault charge has been in custody for a long time because he has no place to stay.
He said John had a mental illness and his family feared this.
However, the court received a letter from John’s father, and Rasmussen said this showed the family wanted him home and were working together to help him.
Rasmussen said John also needed to continue his counselling and assessment with clinical psychiatrist Dr Evangelene Daniela-Wong.
JP Temata granted bail on the condition that John resides with his father in Arorangi, follows curfew between 7pm-7am, continue his counselling with Dr Daniela-Wong and to continue reporting to Probation Services.