I dont think it is ever easy to capture a nice image of the forest floor but you have done well here!
Quite a tipical grassland species but maybe not so common in New Zealand. It been Coprinus comatus or Shaggy ink cap for a common name.
As the cap is not green this can not be Gliophorus viridis its more then likely Gliophorus lilacipes due to the pink cap. A look for cystidia on the gill edge would confirm this.
In the top center is also two earth stars Geastrum saccatum
I would not be surprised if this is Astraeus hygrometricus or Hygroscopic Earthstar. TFS
For an Id this is Leucocoprinus species probably a little on the old side. As to the species I dont know if I had found it localy to me (New Zealand) then it would be Leucocoprinus fragilissimus. TFS
I think this is more likely to be something from the Artomyces genus
I am one of those who do not like weta's.... maybe having one down my neck when I was very small has something to do with this :) Wounderfull photo on the plane white back ground. Have you noticed that tree wata's will ofhen stand there ground when disturbed!
wow so many together in a group amazing!
I think this is likely Gliophorus lilacipes but as you say very difficult to name with out a microscope. Even the official description are so poor that they ofhen dont help :)