The rare and endangered Macrocystidia reducta (Fishy Pouch Fungus) smells a bit like rotten fish and looks like a pouch. It is only found on Banks Peninsula in native podocarp forest, listen below for the audio clip, and for more information check out these links:
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This afternoon the Radio New Zealand National show "This Way Up" had a 31 min feature on NZ fungi and foraying.
Simon Morton (the presenter) spoke to Eugenia Bone, chair of the New York Mycological Society and the author of 'Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms', and spoke to NZ mycologist Geoff Ridley. Listen below: