OPINION: This week on The Apprentice Aotearoa the groups have been making a product, placing collectively an advert marketing campaign and then pitching it! I wager you didn’t see that one coming! The problem format is shortly rising drained, however I’ll let you know what, the drama remains to be piping scorching. Tell me, what did this week deliver the gang? It was all about the hair, child! The groups have been tasked with making a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioning bar – “a model new eco product” – that they’d then be pitching to scorching pictures from Rodney Wayne and Eco Store. Um, are any of these folks truly hairdressers? No, however Kennedy’s mum owns a salon which is principally the similar factor. Erna additionally runs her personal wildly profitable hair extension and hair care firm, which felt like a very good thing to have at your disposal when working to claw your method out of Mike’s unhealthy books.SUPPLIEDThe face of a person who actually wished a job apart from the one he was give. Alrighty, so who rocked the boat first this week? Gabe! Of all folks, it was Gabe! Kennedy wished to be in a model position, however Kennedy put him in the product workforce. This led to Kennedy giving off some actually bratty power, pulling one of these faces your Mum would see and go, “Careful, if the wind modifications you’ll be caught like that!”. READ MORE:* The Apprentice Aotearoa: Did the flawed individual get the chop?* The Apprentice Aotearoa: What’s distinctive a few duck?* Monday haircare: Why do some hairdressers dislike it a lot? Fast-forward to the model assembly and Gabe was as flat as a pancake. Honestly, it appeared like he wished to be wherever however there (this was significantly disappointing given the reality he was the workforce chief). Things acquired so darkish that at one level, Vanessa needed to have slightly cry to the digicam. It was completely heartbreaking to observe.ProvidedStephen and Erna: Battle of the sexes. Okay in order that’s Team Mana. What about Team Tahi? How did they do? Team Tahi had some actual points relating to the “gender” of their product. Stephen wished one thing unisex whereas Erna wished a ladies’s product. The boring dialog round whether or not the product was for “males” or “ladies” absorbed far an excessive amount of air time and made me suppose, have these folks not heard of Ethique? That model is the gender-neutral royal of unisex haircare bars. Follow swimsuit and make the bar for everybody! Can we fast-forward to the pitches? What occurred there? Holy hekka they’d precise Rodney Wayne on the panel! The man, the fantasy, the legend. I’ll be the first to place my hand up and say I didn’t know he was an actual human being. Anyone else? Yes? No? Just me? The Rodney Wayne crew lapped up Team Tahi’s pitch. I can’t imagine I’m saying this, however my particular point out this week have to be given to Stephen for actually bringing the schmooze. He acquired the CEO of Rodney Wayne to odor his hair, and it wasn’t even creepy! By distinction, Kyria and Kennedy from Team Mana crashed and burned. It was so exhausting to observe that I fast-forwarded most of it.ProvidedKyria simply did not do sufficient to stay round. Did any of the groups truly promote their merchandise? I’ve no bloody clue how the “gross sales” determine was reached, seeing none of the companies have been truly shopping for the product (not less than I hope they didn’t), however Team Tahi received by a landslide. Poor Team Mana didn’t promote a single bar to Rodney Wayne. Ouch. That leaves me with one final query – who acquired fired? After a giant outdated blame sport was performed between Gabe and Kyria, Mike confirmed it was the pitch that allow Team Mana down – and for that motive – Kyria was fired.